While you might think the phrase "Dog Days of Summer" refers to a dog panting in the summer heat, you're very close. The term Dog Days is the name for the hottest, most humid part of the summer. This period of time extends from around July 3rd to August 11th. In Roman times, this was a period of time that was observed in areas in the Mediterranean in conjunction with the Dog Star Sirius. Yes, we're serious. They named a star after dogs, too!
The Romans also saw that there was a bright star in the sky that they considered Canis Major, or Large Dog. They wrote stories about the Dog Star, Greek poems and the phrase "Dog Days" caught on. Ancient Greeks didn't see Dog Days as being good. Dog days were believed to be evil times when dogs went mad, people got sick and had burning fevers or went hysterical. We see that every day in the hot summer when irate drivers get aggressive in traffic or subways are packed with angry people roasting on trains with no air conditioning.
The dog days were also looked at as Orion's dog and Ancient Greeks thought in the hot summer when they saw dogs panting that it meant they were going to get a disease from them. Guess no one thought to give them a bowl of cold water? Probably not because this was Ancient Greece! If there was even one dog found to have rabies and was foaming at the mouth, they associated it with Dog Days. Still think that little beagle is cute now? As we learned more over the years about dogs and their panting, we shifted the term to still refer to the hot time in the summer when the humidity was at its highest, but this only applies to regions where they experience high heat in July and August. No one in Alaska says, "Oh get ready, a glacier might melt," or "You know, that sled dog was eyeing me strangely yesterday." Here's an Ancient Greek poem about Dog Days:
Sirius rises late in the dark, liquid sky
on summer nights, star of stars,
Orion's Dog they call it, brightest
of all, but an evil portent, bringing heat
And fevers to suffering humanity.
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