Evidence for presence of myth -
In India, eclipse is linked to many dos and don’ts for everybody as it is believed to be a bad omen. Pregnant women are advised not to come outside, eat or cook during a solar and lunar eclipse because people believe that it may have side effects on the growing baby
Aztecs believed a lunar eclipse was a result of a bite being taken out of the moon. This idea translated into the Mexican superstition that if a pregnant woman viewed an eclipse, a bite would be taken out of her unborn child's face. Hindu text credits the eclipse to the head of the demon Rahu, who ate the moon or sun.
There are some superstitions that an eclipse can cause deformities such as a cleft lipor unsightly birthmarks
Questions - Which was the first known civilization in which this myth was present?
What were the reasons behind this myth i.e. (why did they think so)?