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Sky Tellers, the Magic, and the Mysteries of the Universe

Explore the mysteries of our Universe with Sky Tellers! Ten Native American myths and legends investigate the reason for day and Night, why we have seasons, the origin of the stars and other wondrous phenomena of our night sky. Each narrative is accompanied by the story that scientists tell today.

The stories told by Native American Master Storytellers and a Native American Astronaut are available as video or sound files. To request copies of the files, please send an email to education@lpi.usra.edu.

Also see The Vanishing Sun: Eclipse Tales from Around the World
These multi-cultural eclipse folktales were recorded for a variety of ages and audiences by professional storytellers Cassandra Wye and Fran Stallings at the request of the Lunar and Planetary Institute.  Support for the eclipse stories was provided by the Institute for Science Exploration Targets at Southwest Research Institute.