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Revontulet - Fox Fires
One story tells of the Arctic Seas being so full of fish that the light that fell on the water was reflected back into the sky by the shiny scales of the fishes. The old Finnish language had a word that resembled the modern word "fox", but it really referred to making magic. This suggests that ancient Finns really meant "magic lights" when they used such a word, and not a fox running on the snow.
But we all know how stories and legends change as they are told... and retold... and retold...
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