How did ancient people explain inverted seasons on the other side of the equator?

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In the southern hemisphere, seasons are inverted compared to the northern hemisphere. Before the current knowledge that this is caused by Earth’s tilt compared to its rotation around the sun, how did people explain this?

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First, you’d have to go a long way to actually see that effect. The seasonal difference *near* the equator isn’t as huge, and weather is often more dominated by seasonal rains than a direct “invert”.

Second, ancient travelers largely knew that the world was round and the tilt of the earth changed with the seasons.

Most ancient people did not really believe that the world was flat, etc.

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