THE DANCING NORTHERN LIGHTS
The dancing northern lights in the night sky are a sight for the gods which winter holidaymakers in Greenland will in all likelihood come to experience. From early autumn the night sky is regularly illuminated by the northern lights’ green glow.
It is a natural phenomenon that always causes excitement and wonder among those who have never seen it before.
SOURCE OF LEGEND AND SUPERSTITION
The Inuit people have also allowed themselves to wonder at the sight down through the ages, and the northern lights have often challenged the imagination.
A well-known legend relates that when the northern lights dance in the night sky, it means that the dead are playing football with a walrus skull.
Today certain groups think that children will be particularly intelligent if they are conceived in the magical glow of the northern lights.
"It is a natural phenomenon that always causes excitement and wonder among those who have never seen it before."