#babylonianculture

  1. Drunk astronomers, monsters and red underwear: New book explores the myth and folklore of eclipses

    By Terry Ward, CNN An ancient Chinese story tells of two court astronomers, Hsi and Ho, who got drunk and failed to predict an eclipse of the sun. This grave oversight led to them being executed, off-with-their-heads-style, by the Emperor Chung K’ang. Set sometime between 2159 and