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The dog days or dog days of summer are the hot, sultry days of summer. They were historically the period following the heliacal rising of the star system Siriuswhich Greek and Roman astrology connected with heatdroughtsudden thunderstormslethargyfevermad dogsand bad luck. They are now taken to be the hottest, most uncomfortable part of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
The English name is a calque of the Latin dies caniculares lit. Sirius is by far the brightest proper star in the night skywhich caused ancient astronomers to take note of it around the world. In Egyptits return to the night sky became known as a precursor to the annual flooding of the Nile and was worshipped as the goddess Sopdet. In Greeceit became known as the precursor of the unpleasantly hot phase of the summer. Greek poets even recorded the belief that the return of the bright star was responsible for bringing heat and fever with it;  it was also associated with sudden thunderstorms.
Priam saw him first, with his old man's eyes, A single point of light on Troy's dusty plain. Sirius rises late in the dark, liquid sky On summer nights, star of starsOrion's Dog they call it, brightest Of all, but an evil portent, bringing heat And fevers to suffering humanity.
Achilles' bronze Prelude To Joanie - Aerosmith - Rock In A Hard Place like this as he ran. The rising of Sirius during this period has been calculated as 19 July Julian. During this period, Sirius was invisible from the earth but it was apparently understood to still be in the sky, augmenting the power of the sun:.
When the piercing power and sultry heat of the sun abate, and almighty Zeus sends the autumn rains, and men's flesh comes to feel far easier,—for then the star Sirius passes over the heads of men, who are born to misery, only a little while by day and takes greater share of night—then, when it showers its leaves to the ground and stops sprouting, the wood you cut with your axe is least liable to worm.
This effect of the combination of Sirius' light with the Sun's was understood to have an effect on plants, animals, and women, as well as men:. But when the artichoke flowers, [i. About a century later, Alcaeus repeated the theme, advising his listeners to "steep your lungs in wine" before the arrival of the star since "women are at their foulest but men are weak since they are parched in head and knees".
The Kean priests of Zeus as Rainmaker and Lord of Moisture  observed annual sacrifices before the rise of Sirius to prevent scorching drought. The Romans continued to blame Sirius for the heat of the season and attendant lethargy and diseases. The period has long featured in western medicine. It therefore advised men to "abstain all this time from women" and to "take heed of feeding violently".
Even after astrology and its influence on health and agriculture waned in importance, The Armless Legless Wonder - The Party Of Helicopters - Abracadaver "dog days" continues to be vaguely applied to the hottest days of the summer, with its attendant effects on Youth Of Destruction - Dog Day - Concentration and society. In North Americait became proverbial among farmers that a dry growing season through the dog days was preferable to the trouble of a wet one:.
Dog days bright and clear Indicate a good year; But when accompanied by rain, We hope for better times in vain. Because "July is typically one of the quietest months of the year for stock trading ", the term is sometimes used for the lethargic summer markets.
Various computations of the dog days have placed Youth Of Destruction - Dog Day - Concentration start anywhere from 3 July to 15 August and lasting for anywhere from 30 to 61 days. In antiquity, the dog days were usually reckoned from the appearance of Sirius  around 19 July Julian  to relieving rains and cool winds, although Hesiod seems to have counted the worst of summer as the days leading up to Sirius's reappearance.
Many modern sources in the English-speaking world move this still earlier, from July 3 to August 11,     ending rather than beginning with or centering on the reappearance of Sirius to the night sky. Although Sirius is the brightest proper star in the night skyit is Youth Of Destruction - Dog Day - Concentration. The effects of summer heat and rainfall patterns are real, but vary by latitude and location according to many factors.
For example, LondonUK is farther north than CalgaryCanada, but has a milder climate from the presence of the sea and the warm Gulf Stream current. A medical institution has reported a connection between Finland 's dog days and increased risk of infection in deep surgery wounds,   although that research remains unverified. It is possible that the Rochthe legendary medieval patron saint of dogs celebrated by the Catholic Church on 16 August, owes some of his legacy to the dog days.
Davis 's short story "The Bar Sinister", [c] J. Dog Days is also the title of a Japanese anime series that premiered in The story revolves around a boy named Shinku Izumi, who is summoned to an alternate world where the inhabitants have animal ears and tails. Seven dog-days we let pass Naming Queens in Glenmacnass From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Dog Day. This article is about the weather-related phrase.
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