Star Lore of All Ages: Myths, Legends and Facts

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Generations have delighted in this guide to the myths and legends surrounding stars and constellations. Captivating retellings of the origins and histories of the ancient star groups include stories of Pegasus, Ursa Major, the Pleiades, the signs of the zodiac, and other constellations. "Classic." — Sky & Telescope. 58 illustrations.

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Overview

Generations have delighted in this guide to the myths and legends surrounding stars and constellations. Captivating retellings of the origins and histories of the ancient star groups include stories of Pegasus, Ursa Major, the Pleiades, the signs of the zodiac, and other constellations. "Classic." — Sky & Telescope. 58 illustrations.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780486435817
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 6/11/2004
  • Series: Dover Books on Astronomy Series
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 561,399
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

Prefatory Note
Introduction to Dover Edition
Introduction
The Origin and History of the Ancient Star Groups
Andromeda, The Chained Lady
Aquarius, The Water Bearer
Piscis Australis, The Southern Fish
Aquila, The Eagle
Aries, The Ram
Auriga, The Charioteer
Boötes, The Bear Driver
Canes Venatici, The Hunting Dogs
Cancer, The Crab
Canis Major, The Greater Dog
Canis Minor, The Lesser Dog
Capricornus, The Sea Goat
Cassiopeia, The Lady in the Chair
Cepheus, The King
Cetus, The Whale
Corona Borealis, The Northern Crown
Corvus, The Crow
Crater, The Cup
Cygnus, The Swan or the Northern Cross
Delphinus, The Dolphin
Draco, The Dragon
Eridanus, The River Po
Gemini, The Twins
Hercules, The Kneeler
Hydra, The Water Snake
Leo, The Lion
Lepus, The Hare
Libra, The Scales
Lyra, The Lyre
Ophiuchus or Serpentarius, The Serpent-Bearer, and Serpens, The Serpent
Orion, The Giant Hunter
Pegasus, The Flying Horse
Perseus, The Champion
Pisces, The Fishes
Sagittarius, The Archer
Scropio, The Scorpion
Taurus, The Bull
Ursa Major, The Greater Bear
Ursa Minor, The Lesser Bear
Virgo, The Virgin
The Galaxy, or Milky Way
The Hyades and Pleiades, The Hyades
The Pleiades
The Minor Constellations
  Argo Navis, The Ship Argo
  Camelopardalis, The Giraffe
  Columba Noæ, Noah's Dove
  Coma Berenices, Berenice's Hair
  Lacerta, The Lizard
  Leo Minor, The Lesser Lion
  Lynx, The Lynx
  Monoceros, The Unicorn
  Sagitta, The Arrow
  Sextans, The Sextant
  Scutum Sobiescanum, Sobieski's Shield
  Triangulum, The Triangle
  Vulpecula Cum Ansere, The Fox with the Goose
Appendix
Index to Constellations
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