#214 – Dog Days Of Summer

We are officially nearing the tail end of summers Dog Days. The “Dog Days” of summer last from July 3 to August 11 and are historically taken to be the hottest, most uncomfortable part of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

In ancient Greece and Rome, the Dog Days were believed to be a time of drought, bad luck, and unrest, when dogs and men alike would be driven mad by the extreme heat. Today, the phrase doesn’t conjure up such bad imagery. Instead, the Dog Days are associated purely with the time of summer’s peak temperatures and humidity.

This period of sweltering weather coincides with the year’s heliacal (meaning “at sunrise”) rising of Sirius, the Dog Star. Sirius is part of the constellation Canis Majoris—the “Greater Dog”—which is where Sirius gets its canine nickname, as well as its official name, Alpha Canis Majoris. Not including our own Sun, Sirius is the brightest star in the sky.

In ancient Greece, Egypt, and Rome, it was believed that the dawn rising of Sirius in mid- to late summer contributed to the extreme weather of the season. In other words, the “combined heat” of super-bright Sirius and our Sun was thought to be the cause of summer’s sweltering temperatures. The name “Sirius” even stems from Ancient Greek seírios, meaning “scorching.” 

For the ancient Egyptians, the dawn rising of Sirius (known to them as “Sothis”) also coincided the Nile River’s flood season. They used the star as a “watchdog” for that event.

And now that is a thing you know !

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Onsu – Eggplant Skybox
Peaches – Fenwin Sidetable – White
Ionic – Music Speaks
MadPea – Puppy Care Kit
Soy – Potted Pothos
ENIIPose – Decor Dog Beach
Focus Poses – French Bulldog
Rezz Room – Adult Labrador Retriever

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Foxcity – Devilish

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Body : Legacy Body – Pregnancy
Head : LeLutka – Nova
Skin : Skin : The Skinnery – BOM Body – Preggo – PushUp Toffee
Freckles : The Skinnery – BOM Body – Freckles Light
Freckles : Izzies – Heavy Freckles
Hair : Monso – Babi Hair @ Fameshed
Ears : Ysoral – Luxe Ears & Earrings – Sandy
Dress : ChicModa – Carrie Dress @ Fameshed
Glasses : Deep Static – Oliver
Necklace : Blueberry – Energy Choker – Pixie
Bracelet : Z O O M – Pearl Rose Bracelet @ Fameshed
Rings : Yummy – Gala Ring Set
Nails : Alme – Mesh Rounded Nails – Holographic

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