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Aurora Borealis, Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada 23

Aurora Borealis, Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada 23

Description : Lake Legends of the Lights:
Aurora borealis, the lights of the northern hemisphere, means dawn of the north. Aurora australis means dawn of the south. In Roman myths, Aurora was the goddess of the dawn. Many cultural groups have legends about the lights. In medieval times, the occurrences of auroral displays were seen as harbingers of war or famine. The Maori of New Zealand shared a belief with many northern people of Europe and North America that the lights were reflections from torches or campfires.
(photo taken Sept 2004)

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