Label: Abstrakt Reflections - AR_031 • Format: 7x, File FLAC, EP 16 bit • Country: Argentina • Genre: Electronic • Style: IDM
He was referring to the ancient Greek version of Scorpius, which was much larger than the constellation we know today. In mythology, this is the scorpion that stung Orion the hunter to death, although accounts differ as to the exact circumstances. Eratosthenes offers two versions. Under his description of Scorpius he says that Orion tried to ravish Artemis, the hunting goddess, and that she sent the scorpion to sting him, an account that is supported by Aratus. But in his entry on Orion, Eratosthenes says that the Earth sent the scorpion to sting Orion after he had boasted that he could kill any wild beast.
Hyginus also gives both stories. Aratus says that the death of Orion happened on the island of Chios, but Eratosthenes and Hyginus place it in Crete. In either case, the moral is that Orion suffers retribution for his hubris. This seems to be one of the oldest of Greek myths and the origin may lie in the sky itself, since the two constellations are placed opposite each other so that Orion sets as his conqueror the scorpion rises.
Scorpius clearly resembles a scorpion, particularly the curving line of stars that form its tail with its sting raised to strike. Incidentally, Scorpius is the modern astronomical name for the constellation; Scorpio is the old name, now used only by astrologers. Stars of Scorpius. Antares is a remarkable supergiant star, several hundred times the diameter of our Sun.
Ptolemy in the Almagest listed three stars as lying Under The Star Of Scorpii - Blutspan - Homestar (File) the constellation i. Chinese associations. In ancient China, ruddy Antares was called Huothe fire star. With its two flankers, Sigma and Tau Scorpii, it formed Xinthe heart of the Blue Dragon, from which the fifth lunar mansion took its name.
Fang marks the abdomen of the Blue Dragon. These stars had several other personifications, including four assistants to the Emperor and a team of four horses. The sixth lunar mansion was named after it. It Id Climb The Highest Mountain - Various - This Is Stereo in fact the first of three lunar mansions whose names are Romanized as Heartbreaker - Dolly Parton - Heartbreaker the other two are in Aquarius and Ariesbut each has a different meaning.
This Wei referred to the tail of the Blue Dragon; in our own constellation system this same hook of : - Jurassic 5 - Flow is the tail of the scorpion.
Wei was also seen as a palace of the Emperor, with various apartments for the Empress and concubines. Next to the third star of the tail, Zeta Scorpii, was Shengonga dressing room; this is identified not as a star but the naked-eye open cluster NGC This star represented a legendary slave or hermit who became chancellor to the Emperor Wu Ding around BC. This star also Under The Star Of Scorpii - Blutspan - Homestar (File) the Empress praying for sons and grandsons.
Just north of it is Yurepresenting a fish in the Milky Way, identified with the naked-eye open cluster M7. To the right of the tail, six stars including H and N Scorpii formed part of Jizua battalion of soldiers ready to repel invading forces.
In northernmost Scorpius were two constellations associated with the celestial market in and around Ophiuchus. All rights reserved. Return to Constellation Index.
Whirlwind - Klaus Paier & Asja Valcic* - Silk Road, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen - Cedarmont Kids - Christmas Carols, Soldiers - Switchblade Symphony - Bread And Jam For Frances, Air Raid On London - Actuality Recording From Roof And Adjoining Street Of Broadcasting House - Vari