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Mythology of Constellations

 

Directions: Research the mythology of the constellation that you have been assigned using the links below (and other reputable sources).

 

 

 

Step 1Draw your constellation.

 

Step 2Take notes on your constellationís story or myth. Make sure to include all details.Keep in mind, different civilizations had different stories so attempt to include information on the time period and origin for your myth.

 

Step 3Make an oral presentation to the class about your constellation and its mythology. Hand-in a neatly written or typed myth that is appropriately cited and be prepared to draw your constellation on the blackboard.

 

 

List of Constellations

Ursa Major

Pegasus

Hydra

Pisces

Orion

Perseus

Cepheus

Cancer

Cassiopeia

Canis Major

Bootes

Andromeda

Cygnus

Auriga

Ophiuchus

Aquarius

Aquila

Draco

Scorpious

Aries

Gemini

Cetus

Corvus

Crux

Capricornus

Virgo

Corona Borealis

Hercules (Heracles)

 

 

Links to Constellation Mythology

Windows to the Universe

The Constellations

Mythology of Constellations

 

Links to animated star charts

Star Gazer (outerbody.com)

Interactive Star Charts