Pisces Constellation Myths and Facts

Pisces: The Fish

Pronunciation: PICE-eez
Pisces, The Fish
Pisces as depicted by Johann Bayer in his Uranometria (1603). Source image provided by www.RareMaps.com — Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.
Pisces Constellation Profile
Abbreviation: Psc Genitive: Piscium
Origin: Ancient Location: Celestial Equator
Best View (North): Autumn Best View (South):
Bordering Constellations: Andromeda, Pegasus, Aquarius, Cetus, Aries, Triangulum

The Myth Behind the Constellation Pisces

When the giant monster Typhon attacked Olympus, Aphrodite and her son, Eros, escaped by jumping into a river, turning into fish, and swimming away.  To keep from getting separated the two were connected by a cord.

Pisces Constellation Points of Interest

Interesting Objects in the Constellation Pisces
Name Messier NGC Type Visibility
M74 NGC 628 Spiral Galaxy Small Scope

Bright Stars in Pisces

There are no stars in Pisces with a magnitude of 3.0 or brighter.