One of the joys of Kruger is to be able to study the night sky without the interference of city lights.
Lonely Hunter of the Night SkyThere is an old San hunting legend concerning the stars. There was a proud hunter (Aldebaran) who had seven sisters (the Pleiades). Aldebaran was a confident hunter who only needed one arrow to shoot his target. One day his hungry wives implored him to go out hunting and not to return empty-handed. Aldebaran came accross three zebra (Orion's belt), and shot at them.However, his hunting skill let him down and he missed all three animals. What was worse was that he could not retrieve his single arrow as it had landed near a huge lion (Betelgeuse) that had been stalking the zebra. So to this day Aldebaran has remained out in the cold night sky, too afraid to return home without food and too afraid to try and retrieve his arrow from the feet of the lion.
The Milky WayAnother San story goes that the Milky Way was formed when a young girl threw ashes from a fire into the sky to make a visible path, simultaneously throwing into the sky bits of edible root - the old pieces creating red stars and the fresh pieces creating white stars.
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