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On the Observations of the Sun in Polynesia

  title={On the Observations of the Sun in Polynesia},
  author={Sergei V. Rjabchikov},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
The role of the Polynesian sun god Tagaloa has been studied. The Polynesian characters Maui-tikitiki, Tane and Tiki were related to the sun as well. The solar data of Easter Island are essential indeed. The rongorongo text on the Santiago staff about the solar eclipse of December 20, 1805 A.D. has been decoded. The Mataveri calendar was probably incised on a rock in 1775 A.D. So, a central event during the bird-man festval was the day of vernal equinox. The priests-astronomers watched not only… Expand
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