Saturday, February 19, 2011

Corona Borealis

of Ariadne, who married a god and became a constellation in the sky

"Ariadne, left all alone, was sadly lamenting her fate, when Bacchus put his arms around her, and brought her his aid. He took the crown from her forehead, and set it as a constellation in the sky, to bring her eternal glory. Up through the thin air it soared and, as it flew, its jewels were changed into shining fires. They settled in position, still keeping the appearance of a crown"
-Metamorphoses VII

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