Constellations of Words:Explore the Etymology and Symbolism of the Constellations
February 25, 2009 4:27 PM   Subscribe

In the Capricorn section:
The chevron denotes rank on a uniform, an inverted V shape pattern, and male goats have what is described as a rank smell.
I have some difficulty with this interpretation. The 'rank' comes from two different roots.
posted by tellurian at 5:51 PM on February 25, 2009

Time Cube dude got a girlfriend?
posted by thinman at 6:20 PM on February 25, 2009

A wonderful site! Thanks sidr for this treasure of interesting, mythological, etymological, astronomical, stellar information.
posted by nickyskye at 8:39 PM on February 25, 2009

1) Install and run Stellarium.
2) Wonder why it took you this long to download such an amazing program.
3) Press 'C' and then 'V'. Ooh - contellations!
4) Press F4 and click on the "Star Lore" campfire icon.
5) Chose a Sky Culture and see those constellations in the night sky.
6) Repeat steps 3-5 as needed.
posted by niles at 10:42 PM on February 25, 2009 [3 favorites]

and thanks for the link, sidr. I think I have a new time waster for the rest of the week!
posted by niles at 10:43 PM on February 25, 2009

Oh, this is great. I always read the Wiki entry on various constellations and stellar groups. And I named my cats Orion and Merope.
posted by nikitabot at 6:51 AM on February 26, 2009

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