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Equinox

Definition of Equinox

Equinox is a term from the English language that translates into Spanish as “equinox”. This noun specifically refers to two times of the year when day and night are the same length.

The word equinox, or equinox, comes from the Latin aequinoctium and is the union of two roots of the same language, namely, aequus, which means “equal” and nocte, which means “night.” Ultimately, its literal meaning would be “equal night.”

The equinox, or equinox, is an astronomical word that refers to the moment when the sun, being on the line of the equator, makes the day and night last the same time. This happens in the month of March, between the 20th and 21st, and September, between the 22nd and 23rd of the month.

Equinox on Netflix

Equinox is the name given to a Nordic series released, in its first season, on December 20, 2020. The series, created by Tea Lindeburg, is set in Denmark and its development is almost completely rural.

The plot of equinox focuses on some events that happen especially in two astronomical moments: the equinox and the solstice, being the March equinox (day of adoration of ostara) the most important for the development of history. Therefore, the series adopts the name equinox.

Equinox in anime

There is an anime called Onyx Equinox created by Sofía Alexander and distributed by the Crunchyroll company. This series was released on November 21, 2020 and is based on different mythological aspects of Mesoamerica.

Onyx refers in Spanish to the mineral onyx or onyx. This mineral is mainly found in Mexico, which is why it was a relevant part of the indigenous cultures of the place.

The equinox, or equinox, is, and was, a very important date for different cultures including those of Mesoamerica , which is why the series adopts the name Onix Equinox.

Equinox in ancient cultures

Different peoples and beliefs have seen the equinox, or equinox, as a time of year of special interest because it allowed access to other worlds or to the gods. The interest in these dates dates back to time immemorial for being part of ancestral cultures.

For the Greeks the equinox was the special time to worship the gods Dionysus and Apollo . Dionysus was considered the god of wine and fertility, and Apollo was known to be the god of the arts.

In Germanic cultures the equinox was the time to worship Ostara , the goddess of spring. This goddess represented renewal, inner rebirth and fertility. It is from these beliefs that the celebration of Easter is born.

The equinox was also of great importance for Mesoamerican cultures, since there are different temples, such as Chichén Itzá el Kukulkán, in which sun worship was made and special events “occurred” on the equinox.