The sun is the flaming crown of Helios as he rides across the sky from east to west on his flying chariot, or so the ancient Greeks thought. Our understanding of the sun, moon and stars has advanced dramatically since then, but not without centuries of conflict and dispute.
Ancient civilisations believed the stars and planets to be the work of gods, giving birth to numerous belief systems based around celestial formations and movement. Astrology as we know it today has persisted in some form or another since the earliest Babylonian societies first documented it some five thousand years ago. Read more »