Monday, August 8, 2011

Sun Worship

The Trondholm Sun Chariot( Photo Credit to Malene Thyssen )

Sun Worshipper Gazing into the Sun

Hungry Sun-Worshippers line up for Shaved Beef Sandwiches etc.

Skaha Lake Beach
I think this handsome hound likes being photographed !
We still do it. Worshipping the sun goes back to Neolithic (10,000 BC) times, if not earlier. In Nordic Bronze Age Culture the sun was dragged around the sky daily in the Trundholm Sun Chariot. Other cultures use barges. Today we lie in it to get that super-attractive sun-tan, sometimes blockers are put on beforehand which is a bit of a contradiction. I've known teenagers returning from a few weeks in Mexico with skin cancer. They have lots of that in Australia. Even a white shirt doesn't protect. That's why these days young people wear black clothes. Keeps them warm but keeps the light out. No cancer. At least some of them . Most just worship the sun. Like on these pictures from Skaha Beach yesterday.....


Claudia Moser said...

Cute associations!

Pat MacKenzie said...

A lovely Skaha Lake beach. It's interesting how the sun can be both friend and enemy. Enjoy the sun but use sunblock.