51. Subaru - Japan RSS

51. Subaru - Japan -

The Pleiades, known as "Subaru" in Japan, is a prominent cluster of stars often depicted as six bright dots, even though its name means "unite" or "gather" in Japanese. Across cultures and epochs, these stars have found their way into legends, tales, and societal symbols. The ancient narratives surrounding Subaru, when viewed through an ecofeminist lens, reveal deeper connections between femininity, nature, and the cosmos.Historically, the Pleiades have played a vital role in Japan's agrarian societies. Their rise before dawn, especially during planting seasons, was considered a sign to sow seeds, marking the passage of time. Their position in the...

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