101 stars


At night we can go outside and look to the skies with all
the stars in all their glory. Stars have fascinated us for
centuries to the point most have names and many are even
surrounded by myths.

Orion, the hunter, and Scorpius, the scorpion, are stars
with tales invented by ancient Greeks. Some of us know the
constellation Andromeda and many more have heard of it.
She was the daughter of King Cepheus and Queen Cassiopeia
of Ethiopia and a great beauty.

Our galaxy is called the Milky Way. That’s ok for candy
bars, but over time it has been called everything from
Akkadian to Path of Ghosts to the Yellow Brick Road. Of
course myths orbit around our Galaxy also.

Is it the Milky Way because milk was spilt when Juno
nursed her two infants Venus and Mars? Did Apollos really
lose control of chariot which caused scorch marks across
the sky?

Native Americans have there own myths and names for the
stars. Including how a grizzly bear formed the Milky Way.
And the lists goes on.

I think the stars and night sky interest us because on a
clear night, when plenty of stars of visible, it’s easy to
feel small. The vast size of space coupled with the number
of stars and planets makes everything else seem minuscule.
If you look long enough, even your problems seem a whole
lot smaller.

Or not, but it works for me. The Good Lord willing and
the creek don’t rise we’ll have more nonsense to share
tomorrow. Until then enjoy the day. It’s Friday.
Comments are always welcome.


3 Responses to 101 stars

  1. QC Ghost says:

    “Path of Ghosts?” Well, now…OK…

  2. cruisin2 says:

    we’ve read that’s what the Vikings and some Native Americans called the Milky way.

  3. QC Ghost says:

    Minnesota and Cleveland?

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