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The Northern Lights take on the form of the legendary bird over Iceland

These amazing photographs of the aurora borealis captured the moment when the lights formed the outline of a phoenix -. The giant birds that feed on common fire in many ancient mythologies

With outstretched wings and a profile in the form of striking bird image – captured by photographer Hallgrimur Helgason P – wowed stargazers in Kaldarsel.

Mr. Helgason, 64, said the bird appeared in the night sky an hour after arriving there and began to break.

He said. “It’s really a thrill shooting the aurora, especially when they are as playful as if they were that night I have to admit I always get a kick of adrenaline when lights began to well -. That particular shot was the top of the night ‘

a camera and a tripod to photograph the lights is used, and advises break in the dark, away from the light pollution of the city and never use the flash.

said that the aurora borealis showed mainly in green and yellow colors when I was shooting that night, but also sported red and blue, suggesting the dawn was strong. ( Source )

the northern lights are prominent in Norse mythology place. a legend suggests that the lights were reflections or glare shields and armor of the Valkyrie warrior women who choose who may die in battle and can live to fight another day. Dying in battle seemed to take a little Norse mythology and Aurora also is believed to be “Puente Bifrost”, a bright, pulsating arc that led to the fallen in the battle of the warriors final resting place in Valhalla.

indigenous Saami believe that these lights are their ancestors by visiting them. The Salteaus eastern Canada and the Kwakiutl and Tlingit Indians of Alaska Southeast interpreted as the northern lights dance of human spirits. Inuit living on the lower Yukon River believed the aurora was the Ghost Dance animals, especially deer, wolves, seals, salmon and beluga. In Finland, a mystical fox thought to have created the dawn, his tail thick snow spray and throwing sparks into the sky.

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