Cassiopeia - The seated Queen

Astronomy

Situated above and between Aries and Gemini, where the image in inverted with her head facing downwards.

Fixed Stars

Major fixed stars are Alpheratz or Schedar, Almach, Mirach and Vertex.

Alpheratz or Schedar:

This multi-star located within the breast of the seated image. The name is said to be Arabic from Al-Sadr which imply the breast.

Almach

Mirach

Vertex

Western Mythologies

Babylonians

Egyptians

Phoenicians

Greek

Cassiopeia was the wife of Cepheus, King of Ethiopia, and mother of Andromeda. She was a queen of outstanding beauty bt she boasted herself fairer than the Juno, the didbter of Jupiter, or the Neriides - a name given to the sea nymphs. This provoked the females of the sea, as they complained to Nptune about the insult. The anger of Neptune and the jealousey of the nymphs were not appeased. As they demanded and it was finally ordained that Cassiopeia should chain Andromeda, her daugther whom she loved, to a desert rock on the beach. Leaving her to be poached by the sea monster but judst befor it was to act Perseus killed it.

Romans

Arabic

European Indigenous Mythologies

"Q" Celts

Irish:

"P" Celts

Breton:

Welsh:

Astrocelt 1998

Last updated 09/03/2004