Hyperion, moon of Saturn
Europa, sixth moon of Jupiter, in rotation.
Where Did the Native American Thunder Bird Come From?
Almost every Native American culture has a Thunder Bird legend, but the exact origins of the Thunder Bird myth have been lost to the ages. The Thunder Bird appears as a powerful bird spirit in many North American myths of supernatural creatures.
History The Thunder Bird legend grew from early attempts to explain extreme or sudden changes in weather. There are also a number of large birds in North America, such as eagles and condors, which is also likely source of this Indian legend. Other Thunder Bird myths speak of whole tribes of the spirit birds living in the mountains in secret at the beginning of time.
Cronology of the Universe
κλῠδώνιον: Prometheus perturbs Saturn’s F Ring, photographed by Cassini, 14th February 2009.
Prometheus orbits just inside the F RIng, moving slightly faster than the ring particles. As Prometheus passes, it drags ring particles with it, creating ripples.
Image credit: NASA/JPL/SSI. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.