Milky Way

Central American - In Aztec lore, this galaxy was personified in the goddess. Citlanlinicue or as Chicomexochtli. Also called Milky Way.
Greek - A broad band of stars. Hera was induced into suckling the infant Heracles who had been abandoned and a spurt of milk from her breast was said to have formed the Milky Way. Another story says that it is the trail blazed by Phaeton in his wild ride across the heavens in the chariot of his father, Helius. At times, known as Milky Way.
North American - The Cheyenne regard this band of stars. As a 'hanging road', Ekutsihimmiyo, between heaven and earth. On occassion, known as Milky Way.

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