Chinese Myth
A dragon swallows the sun. It needs to be frightened away by beating of drums.

This is the story of two royal astronomers, Hsi and Ho. They knew about the occurance of the eclipse but failed to inform the king. And, when the eclipse happened, they were having fun at the cost of people's anxiety. The belief in china was that a dragon eats up the sun and has to be scarred by beating of drums and shooting of arrows into the sky. When this eclipse took place the emperor was caught unprepared . The angry ruler ordered the astronomers beheaded. The sun though returned after the eclipse.

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