I have chosen the constellation Scorpius. I chose Scorpius because it is one of the most interesting looking constellations (in my opinion), and it contains many bright stars. Scorpius means scorpion in Latin, and it is a zodiac sign, although its name is changed to Scorpio. It is in the southern hemosphere, and it lies between Sagittarius and Libra.
I chose the constellation of Aries because of it's fascinating history and it's story in mythology. It's located in the northern hemisphere between Pisces to the west and Taurus to the east. It's name is latin for ram and because of that it's sign represents ram's horns. This constellation possesses only four stars: Hamal(Alpha Arietis, second magnitude ) , then Sheratan ( Beta Arietis, third magnitude ) and at last Mesarthim and 41 Arietis ( both of them Gamma Arietis, forth magnitude ).
Anyone familiar with the story of Perseus will be familiar with the story of Andromeda. Her mother and father left her chained to a rock to appease the sea monster that was set upon their kingdom for the boastful pride of Cassiopeia. She was rescued by Perseus after he had defeated Medusa. She later marries Perseus even though she had been promised to her uncle. It was after her death that she was laid to rest amid the constellations, to be forever near her husband, Perseus and her mother, Cassiopeia.
Cyntoia Brown is a 16 years old girl sentenced to life in prison for killing a man named Johnny Allen. Brown reasoning for killing the man was because she felt that he was going to kill her because of the way he was acting and the guns that he owned was visible on the bed. In addition, she knew that if he was to kill her, she did not have a gun and there was no way that her family would ever know what happened to her. Some background about this girl Cyntoia Brown was that when she was born, not even two years later her mother Georgina Mitchell gave her up for adoption due to her drug and alcohol problems. Brown has experienced some hardship growing up and has done all sorts of things to feel wanted and accepted. She was found guilty, tried
The handsome giant Orion was a companion of the goddess but her jealous brother Apollon tricked her into killing him with a distant bow-shot. In her grief Artemis placed him amongst the stars as the constellation Orion.<>
I have decided to speak of Andromeda, which has an interesting history for my taste and has many interesting facts, for example "Pegaso" shares with the contelacion star Cassiopeia and Cepheus, Kings of Ethiopia were the parents of Andromeda. The Queen Cassiopeia boasted of the beauty of his daughter, and likened it to the Nereids, daughters of the God of the sea Poseidon. Sea goddesses, in response to this affront, Poseidon demanded revenge and it was like this sent a sea monster (Cetus) to destroy the coasts of the country. Cepheus went to the Oracle of Zeus who advised him as the only way to calm the anger of the gods and get rid of the monster was sacrificing his daughter Andromeda attaching it to a rock on the cliff so that the Monster
After Medusa's affair with Poseidon she got pregnant with two children, Pegasus a winged horse, and Chrysaor, he of the Golden sword. They were sprang from Medusa's neck when Perseus cut her head. This myth of Medusa and Perseus is one of the most famous ones. Perseus was the
As I am reading this story, I questioned whether Calipurnia or Aunt Alexandra is a better mom. I think Calipurnia is a better mom for many different reasons. She puts more time into the kids than Aunt Alexandra, and she genuinely cares for the kids and wants to keep them safe. To start off with, Calipurnia puts a lot more time into the kids than Aunt Alexandra does. On many occasions Calipurnia has made things for Scout and Jem to eat or drink like a mother would. For example, she said, “she did give Jem a hot biscuit-and-butter which he tore in half and shared with me” (Lee 137). This shows that not only would Calipurnia make their every meal, but she would sometimes give the kids some snacks while she was cooking in the kitchen too. In addition, Scout said that, “We skulked around the kitchen until Calipurnia threw us out” (Lee 137).
Cyriacus Pizzecolli was a true Renaissance man. At age 30 he felt the calling preserve the history around him that he saw being ruined right before his eyes. As an international trader and traveler he knew first hand why the ancient remains were being destroyed, wether it be from poor construction and improper maintenance to people stealing the items. He had a passion for preserving ancient history few others shared, and he knew that if he didn't do something to preserve it, no one would. When Cyriacus “noticed” the “Arch of Trajan” in his hometown he began to wonder what possible secrets it could hold to the birth and history of his city, Ancona. The discovery of what kind of history his own town might have lead him on a life-long journey to learn the history of other cities and the stories they are able to tell.
The enchanting and comely sorceress Circe lived on the island of Aeaea. She welcomed Odysseus’ sailors to her feast, but when they became greedy and devoured everything, she turned them into pigs. They were treated like swine, placed in a pig pen and given fodder to eat. When Odysseus came to rescue his men, she tried to turn him also into a pig, but he would not succumb to her dark magic as he had been given a plant by Hermes to protect himself. Circe later went on to stay with Odysseus for several years, until he and his men pleaded with her to return home. While he was leaving, Circe told Odysseus only to descend to the Land of the Dead, and pay a visit to the blind prophet, Teiresias.
First Calypso, she was a sea nymph who lived alone, on a mythical island. Odysseus shipwrecked on her island. Calypso fell in love with Odysseus when she met him. Calypso promised him eternal youth and even immortality if he would stay with her. Odysseus stayed with her for seven years, but still desired to get back home. When Zeus found out he asked Calypso to let him go so she did. But before he left she had given him materials and provisions to build a raft. She ended up dying of grief when Odysseus left.
e is strong evidence that the epithet of Poseidon at Kalaureia was Geraistos (Γεραιστός), a word from an unknown pre-Hellenic language. A 6th century A.D. dictionary by Stephanus of Byzantium gives the names of Zeus's sons as Geraistos, Tainaros, and Kalauros, who sailed from an unspecified location and landed in different places on the Peloponnesus. Geraistos, Tainaros, and Kalaureia are all sanctuaries of Poseidon; in the towns of the latter two, one of the months of the year was named Geraistios (the only other poleis (πόλεις) with this month name are Sparta, Kalymna, and Kos). It is also theorized that the epithet Geraistios (Γεραίστιος) also applies to Kalaureia because all three sanctuaries function as asylums.
Large underground burial chambers hewn out of natural rock were a norm at Tarquinia. Mural paintings adorn many of these underground tombs. Banqueting couples, servants,and musicians celebrate the joys of the good life, and scenes of dancers occupy the flanking left and right walls. In characteristic Etruscan fashion, the banqueters, servants, and entertainers all make exaggerated gestures with unnaturally enlarged hands. Just like other tombs, this tomb is composed of a single chamber with wall decorations painted in fresco. Like other tombs of the time, this tomb’s ceiling is painted in a checkered scheme of alternating colors, perhaps meant to evoke the temporary fabric tents that were erected near the tomb for the actual celebration of the funeral banquet.
A cyclops was a one-eyed monster. The first cyclopes were Arges, Steropes, and Brontes. They were the sons of Uranus and Gaea. These three cyclopes were locked in Tartarus by, Cronus and Uranus. After being released, they helped Zeus fight in the Titanomachy. Another cyclops who was more famous was Polyphemus. He was the son of Poseidon.
The mythology surrounding the constellation Gemini is about two twin brothers Castor and Pollux. Their mother was Leda who was the wife of King Tyndareus of Sparta. Leda was impregnated by both Zeus in the form of a swan and her husband the same night. Which caused Pollux to be immortal and his brother Castor to be mortal. Their mother Leda had two other children Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra. Pollux was known for his great strength while Castor was famous for his skill with horses. Both of the brothers would search for the Golden Fleece as Argonauts and fight in the Trojan War to bring Helen home to her husband Menelaus. In mythology they are depicted as being armed with spears and riding matching white horses. Castor was killed in the Trojan