Draco - The Dragon

Astronomy

This constellation is found circulating the North Pole, in itself it encloses the circumpole stars that are visible throughout the year in the northern latitudes.

Fixed Stars

Western Mythologies

Babylonians

Babylonians recognised this constellation as Sir the image of a snake

Egyptians

The Egyptians astrologers/astronomers saw this constellation as a Hippopotamus.

Phoenicians

Greek

Its been given this image and known as a dragon within various civilisations since ancient times, although the name for the constellation may vary. Greek legend tells us about a dragon which guards the golden apples within the Hesperides. The Greeks knew it as Draco

Romans

Arabic

Arabians called it Dracon.

European Indigenous Mythologies

"Q" Celts

Irish:

"P" Celts

Breton:

Welsh:

Revolving island

Astrocelt 1998

Last updated 09/03/2004