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Sun, Moon and Stars

Exhibitions
Even though distant, the sun, moon and stars make up part of the human world. Cultures across the globe confer on the heavenly bodies meaning and significance, for example, in the shape of sun and moon calendars. However, notions vary, as do ideas about their gender: some peoples venerate a sun god, others worship a moon goddess. Objects from the collections explain how we humans see, understand and even try to influence the celestial bodies.
Tonatiuh was the sun god of central Mexico during the Aztec ascendancy. He is usually shown in red body paint. On his back he carries a sun disc.
Hanuman tries to devour the sun
Plastic model kits: rockets
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