For as long as humans have been able to communicate, they have been trying to figure out exactly what is going on "up there." This has resulted in a lot of interesting, but pretty inaccurate and outmoded, theories about space throughout history. These outdated beliefs about space, which attempt to explain just how the Earth is interacting with the cosmos, are surprisingly varied, and some of the weirdest aren't as old as you might think. In fact, some of them are still believed in remote parts of the world. We may have a much better idea of the makeup of the universe now - including how big the solar system really is - but some of these old-fashioned attempts at astronomy are cooler than the truth.
Space Is A Fiery, Cosmic Egg
A Scarab Beetle Rolls The Earth In The Watery Sky
The Square Inside A Circle Concept of 'Canopy Heaven'
The Dome That Separates The Waters Of Earth From The Waters Of Heaven