Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Illustrate Your Own Sun Myth

The sun is extremely important. It lights our days, gives us warmth, and helps our food grow. I’m sure you can think of many other ways the sun is important, especially in the summer. To certain ancient cultures, the sun was even more important, though. The Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Chinese, Japanese, Aztecs, Incas, Eskimos, and more believed that the sun was a god or goddess!

Each of these ancient cultures had a different idea about how the sun came to be. Read about a few of them
here. When you’ve read some of the myths, or stories, draw your own sun. Be as creative as you’d like. Maybe your sun has long rays that hug the earth. Maybe it is a bright fox, running around the world, day after day. Make up your own story about the sun to go with your picture.

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