Aquarius as depicted by Johannes Hevelius in his Firmamentum Sobiescianum sive Uranographia (1687). Source image provided by www.RareMaps.com — Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.
The Myth Behind the Constellation Aquarius
To the ancient Greeks, Aquarius represented Ganymede, a prince of Troy who was so beautiful that Zeus sent his eagle to bring the youth to Mt. Olympus where now he serves as Zeus’ special cupbearer. To compensate Ganymede’s father, King Tros, Zeus gave immortal horses from his own herd.
Aquarius Constellation Points of Interest
|Interesting Objects in the Constellation Aquarius
Brighter Stars in Aquarius
These are the stars in Aquarius with a minimum magnitude of 3.0.