The ancient Greeks associated this constellation with many myths.
The Greeks personified the constellation Andromeda as a woman with her arms extended and chained.
The constellation Orion is mentioned by Homer (Il.
The Greeks identified this constellation with the nymph Callisto, placed in the heavens by Zeus in the form of a bear together with her son Arcas as " bear-warder," or Arcturus; they named it Arctos, the she-bear, Helice, from its turning round the pole-star.
Although not an astronomical work, several constellation subjects are introduced.
Working out the calculations, Pettersson finds that the favourable constellation occurred and will occur in 3500 B.C., 1900 B.C., 250 B.C., 1433 A.D., 3300 A.D., and so on.
In the heavens she is amongst the signs of the zodiac as the constellation Virgo.
27); (4) he determined the diameter of the sun to be the 720th part of the zodiac; 6 (5) he appears to have pointed out the constellation of the Lesser Bear to his countrymen, and instructed them to steer by it [as nearer the pole] instead of the Great Bear (Callimachus ap. Diog.
But the price of the tractor would have plummeted, for a constellation of reasons.
An interesting member of this constellation is a-Capricorni, a pair of stars of 3rd and 4th magnitudes, each of which has a companion of the 9th magnitude.
The Romans knew the constellation as Arctos or Ursa; the Arabians termed the quadrilateral, formed by the four stars a, 0, y, b, Na'sh, a bier, whence it is sometimes known as Feretrum majus.
Abarbanel (Abrabanel), records that the conjunction of these particular planets in this particular constellation was to be a sign of Messiah's coming.
There were rows of grey chairs and several white benches in the rear, a handful of tables next to yawning windows, and a wall of what looked like constellation maps.
ARCTURUS, the brightest star in the northern hemisphere, situated in the constellation Bootes in an almost direct line with the tail Q' and rt) of the constellation Ursa Major (Great Bear); hence its derivation from the Gr.
The name Coma Berenices, applied to a constellation, commemorates this incident.
The constellation and sign of the zodiac known as "the fishes" is treated under Pisces.
The most brilliant star of this constellation, a-Aquilae or Altair, has a parallax of 0.23", and consequently is about eight times as bright as the sun; q-Aquilae is a short-period variable, while Nova Aquilae is a " temporary " or " new " star, discovered by Mrs Fleming of Harvard in 1899.
The stars as a whole are found to be moving The Sofa, towards a point somewhere in or near the constellation Motion.
Now such a constellation as the following must sometimes exist: the earth is in perihelion; the line of nodes coincides with the line of apsides and both lie in the line joining earth and sun.
Canes Venatici ("The Hounds," or "the greyhounds"), in astronomy, a constellation of the northern hemisphere named by Hevelius in 1690, who compiled it from the stars between the older asterisms Ursa Major, Bodtes and Coma Berenices.
Its Latin names are Persea, Muller catenata (" chained woman"), Virgo devota, &c.; the Arabians replaced the woman by a seal; Wilhelm Schickard (1592-1635) named the constellation "Abigail"; Julius Schiller assigned to it the figure of a sepulchre, naming it the "Holy Sepulchre."
"ApicTos, the Bear, the northern constellation of Ursa Major), the epithet applied to the region round the North Pole, covering the area (both ocean and lands) where the characteristic polar conditions of climate, &c., obtain.
Such a constellation can be shown to occur at intervals of about 1,800 years and about those times the tide-generating force will be at an absolute maximum.
From the 6th century B.C. onwards, legends concerning the constellation subjects were frequently treated by the historians and poets.
brighter stars of the constellation could be said even roughly to mark the equinox much before 1800 B.C.; during a long stretch of previous time the leading position belonged to the stars of Taurus.'
Aratus was no astronomer, while Hipparchus was; and from the fact that the latter adopted, with but trifling exceptions, the constellation system portrayed by Aratus, it may be concluded that the system was already familiar in Greek thought.
Corona Australis, also known as Corona meridionalis, or the Southern Crown, is a constellation of the Southern hemisphere, mentioned by Eudoxus and Aratus.
URSA MAJOR (" THE GREAT BEAR "), in astronomy, a constellation of the northern hemisphere, supposed to be referred to in the Old Testament (Job ix.
PLEIADES, ATLANTIDES or Vergiliae, in astronomy, a group of stars situated in the constellation Taurus.
The names in which Ptolemy differs from modern usage are: - Hercules (iv -yovaotv), Cygnus ("Opvts), Eridanus (IIora tos), Lupus (Onpiov), Pegasus (17r7ros), Equuleus ("Iirirov irporogi i), Canis minor (IIpoidwv), and Libra (XnXai, although "vyos is used for the same constellation in other parts of the Almagest).
The fable was that this constellation was one of the arrows with which Hercules killed the vulture which gnawed the liver of Prometheus.
It is believed that the ultimate origin of the constellation figures and names is to be found in the corresponding systems in vogue among the primitive civilizations of the Euphrates valley - the Sumerians, Accadians and Babylonians; that these were carried westward into ancient Greece by the Phoenicians, and to the lands of Asia Minor by the Hittites, and that Hellenic culture in its turn introduced them into Arabia, Persia and India.
She is closely connected with the old constellation worship and the religion of Samothrace, the chief seat of the Cabeiri, where she was generally supposed to dwell.
Corona Borealis, also known as the Corona septentrionalis, and the Northern Crown or Garland, is a constellation of the Northern hemisphere, mentioned by Eudoxus (4th cent.
276-324), a celebrated antiquary who recognized in the adjacent mountain peaks a correspondence with the stars in the constellation of the Great Bear, from which circumstance the town was first known as the Tow or Great Bear city.
At one time it was held that the constellation names and myths were of Greek origin; this view has now been disproved, and an examination of the Hellenic myths associated with the stars and star-groups in the light of the records revealed by the decipherment of Euphratean cuneiforms leads to the conclusion that in many, if not all, cases the Greek myth has a Euphratean parallel, and so renders it probable that the Greek constellation system and the cognate legends are primarily of Semitic or even pre-Semitic origin.
It is also a constellation, mentioned by Eudoxus (4th century B.e.) and Aratus (3rd century B.C.), and catalogued by Ptolemy, 25 stars, Tycho Brahe 25, and Hevelius 38.38.
He proceeded in the beginning of 1847 to Berlin, attracted thither by that brilliant constellation of mathematical genius whose principal stars were P. G.
The constellation of the Great Bear, generally associated with Odin, is Karlswagen in German, and Charles's Wain in English.
In addition to Arcturus, the brightest in the group, the most interesting stars of this constellation are: e Bootis, a beautiful double star composed of a yellow star of magnitude 3, and a blue star of magnitude 62; Bootis, a double star composed of a yellow star, magnitude 41, and a purple star, magnitude 61-; and W.
Diseases and distrubances of the ordinary functions of the organs were attributed to the influence of planets or explained as due to conditions observed in a constellation or in the position of a star; and an interesting survival of this bond between astrology and medicine is to be seen in the use up to the present time of the sign of Jupiter 4., which still heads medicinal prescriptions, while, on the other hand, the influence of planetary lore appears in the assignment of the days of the week to the planets, beginning with Sunday, assigned to the sun, and ending with Saturday, the day of Saturn.
The former are often called " Orion " stars, as all the brighter stars in that constellation with the exception of Betelgeux belong to the helium type.
Accordingly this mean motion of the stars relative to the sun has been more generally regarded from another point of view as a motion (in the opposite direction-towards the constellation Lyra) of the sun relatively to the stars.
avri, opposite, and iipKTOS, the Bear, the northern constellation of Ursa Major), the epithet applied to the region (including both the ocean and the lands) round the South Pole.
Accordingly, as soon as all the great planets had disappeared, a new constellation was perceived to have risen, and all the stars in it had been lighted by the enthusiasm of Brandes.
In the Prologue to the "Parson's Tale" (so) there is, on the other hand, a mistake of Chaucer's own, which no judicious critic would think of removing, the constellation Libra being said to be "the moon's exaltation" when it should be Saturn's.
This constellation has been known by many other names - Arcas, Arctophylax, Arcturus minor, Bubuleus, Bubulus, Canis latrans, Clamator, Icarus, Lycaon, Philometus, Plaustri custos, Plorans, Thegnis, Vociferator; the Arabs termed it Aramech or Archamech; Hesychius named it Orion; Jules Schiller, St Sylvester; Schickard, Nimrod; and Weigelius, the Three Swedish Crowns.
SAGITTA ("the arrow" or "dart"), in astronomy, a constellation of the northern hemisphere, mentioned by Eudoxus (4th century B.C.) and Aratus (3rd century B.C.), and catalogued by Ptolemy, Tycho Brahe and Hevelius, who each described 5 stars.
The first nine variables recognized in each constellation are denoted by single letters, after which combinations RR, RS, &c., are used.
For example, plants are popular choices as well as the sign's constellation.
Thackeray), that is to say, not far from the star Vega in the constellation Lyra, and was moving thither at a rate of twelve miles per second.
See Ktientzle, Ober die Sternsagen der Griechen (1897), and his article in Roscher's Lexikon; he shows that in the oldest legend Orion the constellation and Orion the hero are quite distinct, without deciding which was the earlier conception.
What is thus shown to be possible would, of course, be necessary if we went on, with the astronomer Kepler, to identify the star of the Magi with the conjunction of the planets Jupiter and Saturn which occurred, in the constellation Pisces, in May, October and December of 7 B.C.'
constellation in the sky, over 100 of its stars are visible to the unaided eye.
constellation of 24 satellites was achieved in 1994.
light-years from earth in the direction of the constellation Aquila, the eagle.
From the direction of the constellation Ophiuchus, near to Scorpius.
CONSTELLATION (from the Lat.
At any given moment in time, the planets fall within a certain constellation.
Each of these signs corresponds to a certain constellation.
Since it takes twelve years for a complete lunar cycle, each of the twelve zodiac signs represents one year, instead of a constellation as in western astrology.
Virgo is a mutable earth sign which means that natives of the constellation can be quite changeable.
If you're interested, the Virgo constellation has an intriguing shape, similar to an upside down bug, that can make a simple piece.
The constellation and Zodiac both refer to the myth of Castor and Pollux, sons of the god Zeus.
Delightfully simple, yet undeniably powerful, the Omega Constellation Quartz is the perfect timepiece for the easy-going man.
The Omega Constellation Quartz is a shining example of what Omega has to offer for men.
Coming in a variety of colors, the Constellation Quartz is a striking timepiece that is sure to command respect from around the room, no matter where you are.
Omega offers a variety of stylish ladies' watches in the Constellation collection, with designs ranging from classic to delicate and feminine.
Attractive Constellation watches are available in stainless steel and red and yellow gold with the option for details like a mother-of-pearl dial or diamond encrusted dial.
The Constellation collection includes chronometer watches that have gone through precision testing, quartz and perpetual calendar watches, which can even keep the correct date in leap years.
To start out with, it had a lot of intrigue; the scarred Constellation and the question: "What caused this damage?"
Each of these creatures represents a particular "sign" that is related to a star constellation.
Once Hercules defeated the lion, Zeus placed Leo, the lion, as a constellation of stars in the sky.
The constellation's brightest star, Spica, follows the Big Dipper.
A more literal interpretation of the constellation where the stars are labeled with their proper names and look just like they would in the sky could work for you.
For those looking for a symbolic tattoo, a representation of the equinox with images of the sun and the planet Earth itself can be a great way of illustrating the constellation.
An astral scene using these colors to represent the constellation can be a great back piece.
Rather than highlighting your own unique traits, you can show off your love for astrology in an old world tattoo done in the style of a vintage map or star speckled constellation.
One Virgo design that will get second glances is the constellation.
An image of the Virgo constellation can be found at Zodiac Sign Astrology.
The Gemini symbol corresponds to the Gemini constellation, which has been given the Latin name for "twins".
It is also a constellation of the southern hemisphere, mentioned by Eudoxus (4th.
'AQUILA, in astronomy, the " Eagle," sometimes named the " Vulture," a constellation of the northern hemisphere, mentioned by Eudoxus (4th cent.
For the Assyrian names see CONSTELLATION.
AURIGA (the "charioteer" or "waggoner"), in astronomy, a constellation of the northern hemisphere, found in the catalogues of Eudoxus (4th century B.e.) and Aratus (3rd century B.C.).
Ptolemy catalogued fourteen stars, Tycho Brahe twenty-seven, and Hevelius forty in this constellation.
Several fine star clusters also appear in this constellation.
Moreover, the solar period (II years) is far outside the limits of the periods of 1 Variable stars (except those sufficiently bright to have received special names) are denoted by the capital letters R to Z followed by the name of the constellation.
Arcturus in the constellation of Bootes the Herdsman.
The image captured by this WFPC2 parallel observation is a typical Milky Way star field in the constellation Centaurus.
colored girl in the Constellation is published by The Richmond Review by arrangement with the author.
Early astrologers recognized only one constellation of ' the Dog ', that which we call Canis Major today.
The button second from left will load a text file describing a constellation.
A very definite sense of place arises from living within a Zodiacal constellation.
Cassini - Nasa Saturn lies in the faint constellation of Cancer, the Crab, close to the Beehive Cluster.
Principal Stars and Features: Located between Corvus the Crow and Hydra the water snake, Crater is a small southern hemisphere constellation.
Taurus is located north west of the prominent constellation, Orion.
Track progress of the various satellite constellation schemes by checking for new articles.. .
This month we will be looking for the winter constellation of Hydra, the Snake.
constellation of compassionate stars showed up to party with PETA at Stella's boutique in Mayfair, London.
It has, however, temporarily diverted its path as it moves into the constellation of Draco.
The galaxy lies roughly 69 million light-years away (21 megaparsecs) in the direction of the constellation Eridanus.
A constellation of space-based kinetic interceptors could not be deployed for many years, although small numbers of prototypes could possibly be deployed earlier.
quest for divine immortality is a main thread of all the ancient myths associated with this constellation.
recedeERSAL EXPANSION 5) A distant galaxy in the constellation Hydra is receding from the earth at 6.12 x 10 7 m/sec.
recedeERSAL EXPANSION 5) A distant galaxy in the constellation Hydra is receding from the Earth at 6.12 x 10 7 m/sec.
The constellation is made of faint stars and has very little to offer the amateur astronomer.
Ptolemy catalogued nineteen stars jointly in this constellation and in the constellation Antinous, which was named in the reign of the emperor Hadrian (A.D.
By the Egyptians this constellation was symbolized as a couple of young kids; the Greeks altered this symbol to two children, variously said to be Castor and Pollux, Hercules and Apollo, or Triptolemus and Iasion; the Arabians used the symbol of a pair of peacocks.
After his death he was changed into the constellation which is called by his name.
CANES VENATICI (" The Hounds," or "the GREYHounds"), in astronomy, a constellation of the northern hemisphere named by Hevelius in 1690, who compiled it from the stars between the older asterisms Ursa Major, Bodtes and Coma Berenices.
410), where Callisto became the constellation Ursa Major, and Arcas the star Arcturus (see Lycaon and Callisto).
BOOTES (Gr.) 30wrns, a ploughman, from soils, an ox), a constellation of the northern hemisphere, mentioned by Eudoxus (4th century B.C.) and Aratus (3rd century B.C.), and perhaps alluded to in the book of Job (see Arcturus), and by Homer and Hesiod.
In 1786 Johann Elert Bode formed a new constellation, named the "Honours of Frederick," after his patron Frederick II., out of certain stars situated in the arm of Ptolemy's Andromeda; this innovation found little favour and is now discarded.
Hartwig in 1885, and subsequently spectroscopically examined by many observers; R Andromedae, a regularly variable star; and the Andromedids, a meteoric swarm, associated with Biela's comet, and having their radiant in this constellation (see Meteor).
The appearance, in September 1604, of a new star in the constellation Serpentarius afforded him indeed an opportunity, of which he eagerly availed himself, for making an onslaught upon the Aristotelian axiom of the incorruptibility of the heavens; but he continued to conform his public teachings in the main to Ptolemaic principles, until the discovery of a novel and potent implement of research in the shape of the telescope placed at his command startling and hitherto unsuspected evidence as to the constitution and mutual relations of the heavenly bodies.
The quest for divine immortality is a main thread of all the ancient myths associated with this constellation.
UNIVERSAL EXPANSION 5) A distant galaxy in the constellation Hydra is receding from the Earth at 6.12 x 10 7 m/sec.
Mythology: Hydra The constellation Hydra resembles a twisting snake, and features as such in some ancient myths.
People prone to the constellation of anxiety disorders such as social anxiety disorder, depression, generalized anxiety disorder and panic attacks should monitor their diet carefully.
Also within the collection of blues are some gray paints, including Nightingale and Constellation.
Their very names, however, bear witness to the star treatment they offer: Zenith, Summit, Mercury, Infinity, Galaxy, Constellation, Millennium, Century, Celebrity Journey, Celebrity Quest, and Celebrity Xpedition.
Celebrity Cruises - Has family ocean view staterooms on three of its ships: the Infinity, Constellation and Millennium.
For example, in order to build the cancer constellation, you're required to construct a katamari made completely out of crabs.
The wacky story and constellation levels keep the game interesting enough to follow through to the end.
As adolescents, abused children are more likely to be in contact with the juvenile justice system than nonabused children of comparable family constellation and income level.
In Western astrology, a star sign is assigned to someone because that particular constellation was rising on the horizon at the moment that person was born.
Your moon sign is determined by which zodiac constellation the moon was in at the moment of your birth.
However, scientists are quick to point out that when the northern hemisphere is in the constellation of Sagittarius, this may occur.
This theory proposes that when the galactic alignment occurs in the constellation of Sagittarius, a black hole will be created.
Perhaps you'll find more inspiration for Capricorn tattoos once you consider Capricornus, this astrological sign's constellation.
Well, you might decide to go with the bare bones constellation tat, but it would be even more interesting to layer your stars over an outline of the goat-fish.
If the Greek accounting appeals to you more, you might choose Pan as your muse and picture him looking up at the constellation from his forest home.
Gemini tattoo art, like many other astrological horoscope symbols, is a very popular choice of ink for those born under that constellation.
In Greek mythology, Gemini referred to the constellation which consists of Castor and Pollux who were the twin sons of Zeus by mortal mother Leda.
You could, for instance, get the Gemini constellation tattooed on you or something that embodies the image of the twins.
Rather than a traditional constellation of a fish or an archer, consider pairing your own personal star pattern into a unique tribal piece.
The constellation itself can be seen in the warm seasons in the Northern hemisphere and in the cold seasons in the Southern hemisphere, and it's positioned between 80 and -80 degrees.
constellation Ophiuchus, near to Scorpius.
constellation Aquila, the eagle.
The constellation is one of the twelve zodiac constellations.
People born between the dates of August 24th to September 22nd, give or take a day depending on when the sun enters the constellation, are born under the sun sign of Virgo.
The astrology term Gemini takes its name from the constellation Gemini, which is found in the winter sky, near the constellation Taurus.
The description and alternate name for the constellation is also "The Twins".
The word usage examples above have been gathered from various sources to reflect current and historial usage. They do not represent the opinions of YourDictionary.com.