Ancient Greek and Roman myths about the stars and constellations.
Constellations are formed of bright stars which appear close to each other on the
sky, but are really far apart in space. The shapes you see all depend on your ...
While the constellations are in general Latin names of Greek myths, the stars
tend to be Arabic. Generally, planets and the larger asteroids take Roman names
Illustrated Guide to ancient Greek Star Myths. Descriptions and pictures of each
constellation of myth.
Since ancient times, constellation myths have told the tales of gods and monsters
, heroes and villains, and other legends using only the stars in the night sky.
Several galaxies and even one nebula is found within the constellation. The Cat's
Eye Nebula is a favorite among astronomers. Many myths revolve around this ...
Constellations - Myths, legends and history. ... Identifying the constellation
inventors · The mythographers · Ptolemy's 48 constellations · The Almagest.
Below you will find a collection of constellation myths from different cultures as
well as pictures of the star patterns which inspired them. Read the myths, then ...
This is the eleventh zodiacal sign and one which has always been connected
with water. To the Babylonians it represented an overflowing urn, and they ...
The Myth of Perseus. Perseus is the son of Zeus, the king of the Greek gods, and
a mortal woman. The woman's husband, Polydectes, king of Seriphos, was ...