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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Caturday Art: Webster Eats the Sun

For this week's Caturday Art, we chose to provide a cultural and educational message in our art. It is about the coming eclipse, or any eclipse really, as you can see:

Real Cat Webster Eats the Sun--eclipse 2017

Earlier this week, old SoLT learned that some people who lived in the Andes region of South America had a totally different name for the constellation we know as Gemini, or the Twins. They called it Puma Yunta, or Two Pumas. They said that sometimes, one of these pumas would jump up and try to eat the sun (many cultures explained solar eclipses by saying an animal was eating the sun). So we thought it would be fun to have Real Cat Webster play the puma in our illustration.

The "constellation" we made is not meant to illustrate the actual Puma Yunta. We just thought it would be fun to put some stars on Webster.

The source for the Puma Yunta story is Art, Nature, and Religion in the Central Andes, by Mary Strong.

We're pleased to be joining the Caturday Art blog hop, hosted by Athena and Marie!


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12 comments:

  1. Interesting! We never knew that :)

    Great art!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  2. very cool and educational art.

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  3. Cats would never eat the sun, they'd just slap it around until it rolled under the refrigerator.

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  4. That's some interesting news, never saw a Puma gets so close to the sun...MOL :D Pawkisses for a wonderful Caturday :) <3

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  5. Omg. Now I know what is really happening to the sun on Monday. I love the art work.
    Yael from PlayingInCatnip.com

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  6. I LOVED this Puma story! I had never heard that but I just LOVE IT!! Thank you for sharing! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  7. Was the sun delicious real cat Webster? That was a cool story.

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  8. This was so interesting. Thanks for sharing. The "photo" came out really cool. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

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  9. Can imagine how very scary it would be to see the sun getter darker and darker, without the benefit of all the science stuff available now! One could believe that the gods were made, or something was eating the sun. Great 're-creation' Webster!

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  10. That was a fun idea, and something we never knew either! (interesting to me since I'm a Gemini as well)

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