The Greeks named how many constellations?
The Greek astronomer Ptolemy (Claudius Ptomolaeus 90-168 AD) charted 48 of the 88 star groups we know now as constellations.
Many cultures have named the constellations, including the Chinese. The people that named the constellations that we know today, though, are the Greeks. They named the constellations after famous people from Greek mythology, including gods, and others. They named one after Venus (the goddess of love and beauty), one after Orion (Neptune the sea god's son), and the others after many other famous Greeks. The Greeks
I believe that the Greeks were the ones who had recognized and named many of the constellations. The Greeks along with others such as Egyptians, & the Babylonians.The names used by the Greeks, Egyptians, & other people were translated into Latin because Latin was considered to be the language of learning. Most of the names that were given to the constellations were ones of men, women and animals because that is what they appeared to…