In eclipse season, it’s bound to happen that someone will quote the story of Columbus fooling the settlers into believing that his god was upset with them and therefore eclipsed the moon.
But as often as this story is quoted, someone else inevitably has to come along and say that he heard that it was made up. The above Wikipedia article does cite that story, but I don’t have access to the citations that I can confirm whether they just quote the story or actually bring evidence that it happened.
So which is it? Did this story actually happen, or did someone make it up along the way and it’s been passed around so much that it’s widely accepted as fact?