How Ancient Cultures Predicted the Weather

Lastly like many settlers they probably used the

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animal, could predict the weather. Lastly, like many settlers, they probably used the analog method, which is a method based on past weather events that seem to happen at the same time during certain periods of time, and then making a prediction about future weather.
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Aztecs Like the ancient Greeks, the Aztecs believed that numerous gods and goddesses controlled parts of the weather, along with other features of nature and human activities. Ehecatl ("wind") was the god of wind, and sometimes helped to push away the sun and the rain. Nanahuatl, after sacrificing himself in fire so that the Earth could continue to have a sun, was the sun god. Tlaloc was the god of rain, and children were often sacrificed to him to please him. There are also several lower gods that represented aspects of the weather, but they are too numerous to name them all. Ancient China Like the Aztecs and the Ancient Greeks, Ancient China also had many gods and goddesses that controlled aspects of the weather. Lei Kun was the god of thunder. He and his wife both mad thunder and lighting, he using his hammer, and she using her mirrors. Ao was the Chinese god of rain, and also of the sea. Feng-Po-Po was the goddess of the winds. She also controlled the aspects of storms, precipitation, water, and moisture. Like the Aztecs and the Ancient Greeks, the Chinese gods of weather are far too numerous to all be named. Some Ancient Chinese astronomers also tried to predict the weather and solstices by studying the stars, assuming that they would tell when and where certain types of weather would occur.
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  • Fall '07
  • GaryAdams
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