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Constellations

  1. 1. Constellations By: Maija Beaudoin
  2. 2. The Top 10 Most Popular <ul><li>Andromeda (The Princess) </li></ul><ul><li>Orion (The Hunter) </li></ul><ul><li>Sagittarius (The Archer) </li></ul><ul><li>Cassiopeia (The Queen) </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer (The Crab) </li></ul><ul><li>Taurus (The Bull) </li></ul><ul><li>Aquarius (The Water Bearer) </li></ul><ul><li>Gemini (The Twins) </li></ul><ul><li>Scorpius (The Scorpion) </li></ul><ul><li>Leo (The Lion) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Orion (The Hunter) <ul><li>Orion is one of the oldest and best known constellations </li></ul><ul><li>One of the easiest to see in the night sky </li></ul><ul><li>Orion is the legendary great hunter from the Greek </li></ul><ul><li>The gods sent Scorpius, to sting Orion's foot, and kill him because he was annoying them because of his bragging </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sagittarius (The Archer) <ul><li>Was an Archer </li></ul><ul><li>Half Human, Half Horse </li></ul><ul><li>He changed himself into a horse to escape his jealous wife, Rhea </li></ul><ul><li>This Constellation is made up by 1 </li></ul><ul><li>He was the son of Saturn and Plyilyra and is said to have changed himself into a horse to escape his jealous wife, Rhea.2 Stars </li></ul>
  5. 5. Cassiopeia (The Queen) <ul><li>Consists of 5 Stars </li></ul><ul><li>Queen of Ethiopia </li></ul><ul><li>Wife of the King Cepheus </li></ul><ul><li>Cassiopeia was later put into the sky to sit on her throne </li></ul><ul><li>Cassiopeia was also seen by the Arabs, they thought it was a hand or a kneeling camel </li></ul><ul><li>The Eskimos called it the stone lamp </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cancer (The Crab) <ul><li>Consists of 5 Stars </li></ul><ul><li>The Chaldeans thought of Cancer </li></ul><ul><li>They felt that a crab, which walks backwards </li></ul><ul><li>The little crab bit Hercules' toes and was crushed in the end </li></ul>
  7. 7. Taurus (The Bull) <ul><li>Taurus is one of the ancient constellations </li></ul><ul><li>Many cultures saw this constellation as a bull, like the Greek </li></ul><ul><li>Taurus was not always a bull, he was a human with shape shifting powers </li></ul>
  8. 8. Citations <ul><li>&quot;Orion the Hunter.&quot; Welcome to StarrySkies.com . N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2011. <http://starryskies.com/The_sky/constellations/orion.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Cassiopeia.&quot; Welcome to StarrySkies.com . N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2011. <http://starryskies.com/The_sky/constellations/cassiopeia.html>. </li></ul>

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