Sirius~The ancient Egyptians saw Sirius as a giver of life for it always reappeared at the time of the annual flooding of the Nile. When the star sank in the west and disappeared from the night sky, it remained hidden for 70 days before emerging in the east in the morning. This was viewed as a time of death and rebirth.

Sirius~The ancient Egyptians saw Sirius as a giver of life for it always reappeared at the time of the annual flooding of the Nile. When the star sank in the west and disappeared from the night sky, it remained hidden for 70 days before emerging in the east in the morning. This was viewed as a time of death and rebirth.

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To help find their way around the sky, astronomers divide it into 88 regions, like counties in a state. The regions are connected to imaginary stick-figure pictures called the constellations. Many cultures have their own set of legendary sky figures. We use the mythological characters imagined by the ancient Greeks and ancient Egyptians. Orion, the Hunter, is one of the most familiar constellations. His shoulders, legs, and waist are easy to trace. | What Stars and Nebulae Are | Kids…

To help find their way around the sky, astronomers divide it into 88 regions, like counties in a state. The regions are connected to imaginary stick-figure pictures called the constellations. Many cultures have their own set of legendary sky figures. We use the mythological characters imagined by the ancient Greeks and ancient Egyptians. Orion, the Hunter, is one of the most familiar constellations. His shoulders, legs, and waist are easy to trace. | What Stars and Nebulae Are | Kids…

FAVORITE MYTHS: ORION AND ARTEMIS  “The waves brought his slain body to the shore,  and Diana [Artemis], grieving greatly that she had  struck him, and mourning his death with many tears,  put him among the constellations.”

FAVORITE MYTHS: ORION AND ARTEMIS “The waves brought his slain body to the shore, and Diana [Artemis], grieving greatly that she had struck him, and mourning his death with many tears, put him among the constellations.”

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