More to explore:
Gemini. You can see why Gemini is sometimes described as "over Orion's left shoulder." This map shows Castor and Pollux, Mekbuda, NGC 2392 and M35, among other features of Gemini. Mona Evans, "Gemini - the Celestial Twins" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art182821.asp
Gemini is one of the constellations of the zodiac. It is associated with the twins Castor and Pollux in Greek mythology.
gemini constellation - twin constellation
Cancer Constellation - Its name is Latin for crab . It lies between Gemini to the west and Leo to the east, Lynx to the north and Canis Minor and Hydra to the south.
Wright’s Celestial Map of the Universe (1742)
Sterrenbeeld (vliegend paard) Pegasus.
Japanese star map Tenmon Bun’ya no zu - detail view (map showing divisions of the heavens and regions they govern), 1677
I'm reading a book about an astronomer right now, and it reminds me of when I was a kid and I thought that would be my eventual career. I guess there's just so much romance to the stars.
vintage Japanese astronomical chart, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan / Mitaka Library