The constellation of the Great Bear, generally associated with Odin, is Karlswagen in German, and Charles's Wain in English.
The hay wain, a type of horse-drawn cart, stands in the water in the foreground.
Ptolemy catalogued 8 stars, Tycho 7 and Hevelius Of these, the seven brightest (a of the 1st magnitude, 0, y, of the 2nd magnitude, and b of the 3rd magnitude) constitute one of the most characteristic figures in the northern sky; they have received various names - Septentriones, the wagon, plough, dipper and Charles's wain (a corruption of " churl's wain," or peasant's cart).
Linda Wain investigates The rise in oil prices over the past six years makes UK house price inflation seem a paragon of stability.
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