Meaning of Boreal

What is Boreal:

Everything that belongs to the north is known as boreal, a cardinal point that is located on the left when facing east or east, where the sun rises. In relation to the above, the north direction is also called boreal.

The boreal expression is of Latin origin "Borealis" which means "north wind".

However, the term boreal is identified in relation to the north, by Boreas -Greek mythology-, since it was the winter wind that came from the north, considered the strongest wind.

Boreas, son of Astreo and Eos, brother of three other winds (Nótos, from the south; Euros, from the east, and Zephyrus, from the west), representing with white hair and beard. He himself was venerated in Athens for his help to defeat the Persians, in the Battle of Artemisium, managing to shoot down 400 invading ships.

Synonyms for boreal are northern, nordic, arctic, northern.

Northern Lights

The aurora borealis is identified by a particular luminosity in the sky, during the afternoon or night of the polar regions, and of others, such as Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars.

The aurora borealis is a mixture of bright and colorful lights, where you can see green, red, yellow, purple, blue colors, among others, since it depends on the atomic or molecular species that the solar wind particles excite and on the level of energy that these atoms or molecules reach.

The Northern Lights normally occur in the months of September to October, and from March to April, times of greatest sunspot activity. It is noteworthy that the Northern Lights can be artificially reproduced, for example, through nuclear explosions or in the laboratory.

The name of aurora borealis was created by the scientist Galileo Galilei, in the year 1619, because of the Roman goddess of dawn, called Aurora, and her son known as Boreas.

Finally, in the southern hemisphere, the Northern Lights are known as the Southern Lights.

Boreal forest

The boreal forest is a strip of conifers that spans North America, Europe, and Asia.

Boreal forests have an average temperature of 19 ° C in summer, and -30 ° C in winter. The average annual rainfall reaches 450 mm.

The flora and fauna of the boreal forest are notable for the existence of species that can withstand low climatic conditions and abundant rainfall. In the case of vegetation, there are larches, firs, spruces, and pines. Regarding the animal species, there are moose, wolverines, squirrels, porcupines, moles, hare, lynx, among others since they vary according to the amount of food available for their survival.

Boreal signs

The temples of Masonry are symbolic representation of the beliefs of the Masons of each rite.

In reference to the twelve zodiacal signs, they are established in the upper part of the walls, on the columns, or around the Celestial Vault of the respective temple, according to the order that corresponds to the stations of the northern hemisphere of the earth, representing the cold and the shadow.

The boreal signs are:

  • Aries.
  • Taurus.
  • Gemini.
  • Cancer.
  • Leo.
  • Virgo.

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