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Mona Evans
Mona Evans • 1 year ago

Cassiopeia. The five bright stars form a W - or an M when the constellation is on the opposite side of the pole. In Greek mythology Cassiopeia was the vain queen who brought the wroth of Poseidon on the kingdom through her bragging. She almost lost her daughter Andromeda, but Perseus saved her. Poseidon put Cassiopeia in the sky on a chair to which she must cling for half the year when it's upside down. ©Mona Evans, "Cassiopeia the Queen" www.bellaonline.c...

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Andromeda. In Greek mythology, in order to save the kingdom the princess was chained to a rock to be sacrificed to a sea monster. Fortunately, she was rescued by Perseus. This depiction of Andromeda is from the 18th century work Urania's Mirror. (Credit: Ian Ridpath) ©Mona Evans, "Andromeda the Chained Princess" www.bellaonline.c...

A horse flies through the sky on feathered wings in late summer and early fall. This celestial horse is the mythical steed Pegasus - although you will find only its front half in the sky, as its hind quarters are cut off where the neighboring figure of Andromeda begins. (drawing: Bruno Tomba) ©Mona Evans,"Pegasus the Winged Horse" www.bellaonline.c...

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