The Greeks saw Auriga as King Erichthonius of Athens, son of Hephaestus. He was raised by Athena and invented of the four-horse chariot known as a quadriga, which he made in the image of the Sun’s chariot. He created the chariot to cover up his legs, which were said to be serpent. To honor Erichthonius for his great invention, upon his death, Zeus put him in the night sky.
Auriga Constellation Points of Interest
Interesting Objects in the Constellation Auriga
Bright Stars in Auriga
These are the stars in Auriga with a minimum magnitude of 3.0.