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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In addition to everyone else noting that travel between the northern and southern hemispheres was rare and infrequent until well after the shape of the earth and the nature of axial tilt were well-understood, I think we also have to remember that much more of the southern hemisphere (proportionally) is tropical. Winters at the Cape of Good Hope are really quite mild compared to the ones in supermediterranean Europe.

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