The starry night sky has always filled us with wonder. Down through the ages we have looked to the skies and have seen images of our heroes, gods, and monsters. Storytellers have illustrated their mythologies and legends with it, passing on to future generations the customs of their people. Many of these stories have survived to the present.
In this Skylore from Planet Earth we explore some of the stories about our galaxy, THE MILKY WAY. People from the entire planet have looked to it for a reminder of their own traditions. Fifteen richly illustrated stories take the reader on a trip around the world, giving a glimpse into the histories and cultures of the planet’s early civilizations.
Six books in this series will feature other sky phenomena as seen from early cultures around the world. Read stories about the constellation ORION and the star cluster PLEIADES (both available now); and the planet VENUS, the SUN, and the MOON (coming soon).
Publifation of MILKY WAY was made possible, in part, with the support of the Indiana Arts Commission, and the the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.