Myths some people, telling of a great flood, sometimes casual and hints, and sometimes plain text argue that earlier in Earth's sky was no moon. One of the most well-known facts of this kind is common in ancient Greek tradition of "dolunnyh" residents of Arcadia.
Greeks called Arcadia central part of the Greek peninsula of Peloponnese. In the time following the end of the legendary Trojan War, almost the whole of southern Greece was conquered by the people who came from the north to the Dorians. The indigenous inhabitants of the Peloponnese were able to maintain the independence of their land and cities only in Arcadia. That's just arkadiytsev and called later classical authors "antediluvian" and "dolunnymi" ("proselenitami"). Wrote about it, in particular, a well-known historian of the ancient world, as Plutarch, who lived in 1-2 centuries AD.
Long before Plutarch, in the 5th century BC astronomer, mathematician and philosopher Anaxagoras, relying on us to Unreached sources also claimed that before the flood of the moon in our sky was not. The same is already written in the 3rd century BC Apollonius of Rhodes, who was a very important "scientific and administrative" chief superintendent of the famous Library of Alexandria. As we know, has not been preserved vast majority of books stored there, and papyrus scrolls. "Try" in his time and the Christians, and Muslims. Obviously, Apollonius was based just on stored in the library of the ancient authors, most of all for the missing science.
There are legends of South African Bushmen, which describe the appearance of the moon. According to their legend, the moon was at first hot, hot as the sun. And then slowly cooled. Meets the Sun with Moon mythologize the tribes living in the Lower Congo. Initially, the moon was as bright as our star, but then the sun "engulfed her mud", making light of the moon became dimmer. And the legend says that the flood occurred just at the time of the meeting of two celestial bodies.
In the ancient chronicles Maya describes a time when the sky instead of the moon shining Venus. About Venus in connection with the flood mentions Virgil. He writes that, according to ancient sources (as usual, have not survived), in the days of the Flood is a change of color and the size of Venus. Maybe, I mean at all, and not Venus?
In some myths say that during the flood in the sky at the same time there were two moons! This time, by the way, very interesting also for the following reason. Geologists say that the lunar tides existed millions of years ago. But perhaps the source of the tides was not the moon, but some other satellite? Maybe the moon is just a "hit" it from its orbit? It is appropriate here to recall the myth of Phaethon and other similar legends of other nations.
At first glance, the hypothesis about the appearance of the moon in our sky is almost in historical times (on record) looks quite fantastic. But what version of origin satellite taken today in the scientific community and is there any accepted theory?
It turns out that the situation in this respect is far from idyllic. So, for a long time, "quite seriously" considered this hypothesis as the "splitting" of the Moon from the Earth, which occurred as a result of centrifugal forces. Today, fans of this version is less, although there are even some ideas that the moon — is the former core of the Earth.
Another fairly common in the last version: The Moon and the Earth formed from a single dust cloud about 4.5 billion years ago. It seems that this hypothesis is almost buried, but today it came back again fully respected astrophysics and geochemists. Apparently, other theories are even less likely. As for the simultaneous origin of two celestial bodies — then counter is also missing.
First, this theory does not agree with the existing satellite orbit. Second, it is unclear why the chemical composition of the moon is so different about the Earth. After all, with the parallel formation of two bodies from one cloud their composition should be almost identical. And here it is worth remembering versions may "push" the old satellite from orbit "Aliens" — the Moon. Indeed, in this case, the chemical composition of all right, but "ushelets" flies himself somewhere in the Kuiper belt and Oort cloud (or, as an option — even down to the sun and burned Phaeton).
The theory of the Moon's ability to capture the Earth's gravity is not at all certain unscientific. At the time, it offered and defended well respected astronomers. Today, many experts recognize this version unlikely due to some problems with the ballistics. However, the funny thing — in this case the most widespread and does exotic hypothesis! Quite a lot of astrophysicists tend to believe that the moon is the result of hitting the ground of some other celestial body about the size of Mars so! Frankly, after the term of the low probability of the "capture" of the moon can cause one to smile.
So, imagine the picture. In our sky spinning satellite ("Venus" — from the famous Mayan and Virgil, "Phaeton" — from the Greek myths). At this time, the moon is close to the Earth. Its gravity it "knocks" the old satellite from orbit, and she captured the attraction of the Earth, gets "captured." Phaeton is removed (possibly explode, perhaps — falls on the sun, burning in this case). As a result of a cataclysm on Earth: raises huge tidal waves, tsunamis, mass awakening volcanoes, go to the bottom of large areas of land and the archipelago, among other places, on the contrary, new island.
Possibly together with the moon to us fly her small satellites (for example, such as Mars, Deimos and Phobos) or plume of ice, dust and rocks (meteorites). All this "space junk" falls to Earth, causing more explosions and destruction. Remember: many myths mention that in addition to the flood waters raged and the element of fire (often — heavenly).
When did all this happen? And why not accurate geological evidence to support such a cataclysm, accompanied by massive changes in the coastline?
It turns out that the evidence may well exist! Just no one paid any attention to them at this point. Let us digress for a moment and turn to "our everything" — not Pushkin, of course, but — Plato. If you remember, the Greek philosopher, wrote that the Egyptians told Solon about the sunken "9000 years ago" Atlantis. Add to the time of Solon 9000 — and get about 11,600 — 11,700 years ago. And it was in those times, a period of the Holocene!
Holocene was marked by a strong warming. Melt the ice, the sea level rose to 35 meters. Some areas of the land, by contrast, have risen strongly, when they ceased to press millenary glaciers. Why should not we assume that on this background changes caused by the cataclysm we have described, just "lost"?
There is another interesting geological "time", separated from the Holocene to a couple of thousand years. Note that a similar date too often operates in the writings of various "atlantologists." About 12 thousand years BC or 14 thousand years ago the so-called "alleredskoe warming". It was then melted much of the ice. So that's interesting. Geologists say that the warming was very sharp. Called different terms: for decades and even years!
Frankly, it is difficult to imagine that the sharp warming of a few degrees with a simultaneous change in natural areas could happen "just so", by itself. Now suppose that the huge waves, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions have split and partially melted the ice cap in the Arctic. But, if we add a few giant meteorites that fell right on the ice cap, causing a loud explosion and almost instant evaporation of huge masses of ice and water … In this case, dramatic warming, as it were, and not surprising.
The only weak point in this theory — just information, myths and legends. After all, if the moon appeared in the memory of mankind, and even at the same time with the "great flood" — have to say about this tradition of almost all nations of the earth. But here we have a reasonable objection.
Still, 14,000 years — is very, very much. Most likely, from that time and almost no tradition remained. The legend of a great flood constantly "feed" other smaller floods, but people are quick to the moon and later used often even assumed had no idea that once there was none. Especially — if the night light is not simply appear "suddenly," and replaced in our sky than its predecessor.
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