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How did the constellations get their names?

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2010-09-28 14:07:34
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The astronomers put the name acording to the date and how it look.

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The constellations got their names from ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Babylonians.


The Ancient Arabs, Greeks, Hindus, Romans - they all helped name the constellations. Different cultures have different names for the constellations.


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Most constellations were named hundreds of years ago, in greek and latin.





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The constellations are named from Greek, Roman, and Middle Eastern cultures. The names were derived from their animals, gods, goddesses, and the characters of their stories.


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These are names of constellations (apparent groupings of stars in the sky).


orion, canis magor, and canis minor


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Yes. Examples: Aquila, Andromeda, Lyra, Musca, etc.




We recognize and use the Latin origins because their culture was the most advanced, Other cultures such as the North American First People, Australian Aborigines, African Dogon, Aztecs, Mayans, Peruvians, and Polynesians had their own names for the various constellations.


Greek myths explain the name (and origin) of many constellation names.


These are the ZODIACAL CONSTELLATIONS - the constellations of the zodiac.


The constellations got their names from a civillizations mythological stand point. Some examples. Aquarius Hercules Perseus Pegasus These are all Greek in origin, Aquarius was the water bearer to the gods, or Ganymede, Pegasus was the winged horse of Zeus, Hercules was a hero, and Perseus was a hero.



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