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Ophiuchus Constellation Location, History, and Mythology

By |2019-12-09T01:14:46+03:00December 9th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ophiuchus is a large constellation straddling the celestial equator. Its name is from the Greek Ophioukhos; "serpent-bearer", and it is commonly represented as a man grasping a snake. The serpent is represented by the constellation Serpens. Ophiuchus was one of the 48 constellations listed by [...]

Canopus: The Second-Brightest Star in the Night Sky

By |2019-11-28T01:56:26+03:00November 28th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

Canopus is the brightest star in the southern constellation of Carina and is located near the western edge of the constellation around 310 light-years from the Sun. Its proper name is generally considered to originate from the mythological Canopus, who was a navigator for Menelaus, [...]

Pegasus: A Mythical Divine Horse in Greek Mythology

By |2019-11-26T17:46:15+03:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

Pegasus is a mythical winged divine horse, and one of the most recognized creatures in Greek mythology. Usually depicted as pure white, Pegasus is the offspring of the Olympian god Poseidon. He was foaled by the Gorgon Medusa upon her death when the hero Perseus [...]

Orion’s Belt: An Asterism in the Constellation of Orion

By |2019-11-24T01:48:11+03:00November 24th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

Orion's Belt or the Belt of Orion, also known as the Three Kings or Three Sisters, is an asterism in the constellation Orion. It consists of the three bright stars Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka. Looking for Orion's Belt in the night sky is the easiest [...]

An Introduction to Hellenistic Astrology

By |2019-06-14T14:17:32+03:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hellenistic astrology is a tradition of horoscopic astrology that was developed and practiced in the late Hellenistic period in and around the Mediterranean region, especially in Egypt. The texts and technical terminology of this tradition of astrology were largely written in Greek (or sometimes Latin). [...]

Andromeda Constellation History and Mythology

By |2019-06-09T02:13:37+03:00June 9th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Andromeda is one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century Greco-Roman astronomer Ptolemy and remains one of the 88 modern constellations. Located north of the celestial equator, it is named for Andromeda, daughter of Cassiopeia, in the Greek myth, who was chained to a [...]

A Brief History of Greek Astronomy

By |2019-04-25T04:09:08+03:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Greek astronomy is astronomy written in the Greek language in classical antiquity. Greek astronomy is understood to include the ancient Greek, Hellenistic, Greco-Roman, and Late Antiquity eras. It is not limited geographically to Greece or to ethnic Greeks, as the Greek language had become the [...]

Hydra Constellation Mythology

By |2019-04-10T15:02:08+03:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

Hydra is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, measuring 1303 square degrees, and also the longest at over 100 degrees. Its southern end abuts Libra and Centaurus and its northern end borders Cancer. It was included among the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century [...]

5 Star Constellations That Everyone Can Find

By |2019-01-27T03:08:10+03:00January 27th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

Do you ever look up at a night sky teeming with stars and feel lost with wonder? Maybe you've heard the names of constellations but don't have a clue as to how to begin to identify them? Don't worry, because, with some simple orientation and [...]