Cetus- The Whale

Astronomy

Cetus lies in the Southern constelation.

Fixed Stars

Mero Cetus: a variable binary star and is a primary a red giant but its companion pulsates faintly as bluish white.

Western Mythologies

Babylonians

There is a discussion which suggests this constelation was observed by the Babylonians.

Egyptians

Phoenicians

Greek

The origin of this constellation is often considered to be the sea monster sent by Nepune to devour Andromida, as her mother Cassiopeia considered herself more attractive than Juno or sea nypmhs. Slain by Persues and placed in the stars for his achievement.

Arabic

European Indigenous Mythologies

"Q" Celts

Irish:

"P" Celts

Breton:

Welsh:

Astrocelt 1998

Last updated 09/03/2004