The stories behind the most beautiful constellations in the sky

The legends of the stars

Stars Insider

01/06/22 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Space

Nothing inspires awe and curiosity quite like the vast expanse of space. With estimates that there is still 95% of our universe that remains undiscovered, the possibilities of what's out there seem truly endless. Even the minuscule amount of our celestial home that we can see with the naked eye contains enough fascinating curiosities and stories to fill a lifetime.

Of the 88 distinguishable constellations in the night sky, 48 of them have been observed and sometimes worshiped since at least as early as ancient Greece, and tell stories of deities and mortal heroes, who were all granted eternal homes in the skies. Constellations defined later in history have stories of their own as well, and all of the stories of the stars, new and old, are sure to reignite your wonder.

Intrigued? Read on to learn more about the awe-inspiring constellations that hang above us.

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