Saturday, January 15, 2011

Question 486: Starry Eyed Surprise

__X__ is a large constellation located around the celestial equator. Its name is Greek (Ὀφιοῦχος) for 'serpent-bearer', and it is commonly represented as a man grasping the snake that is represented by the constellation Serpens. __X__ was one of the 48 constellations listed by the second-century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations. It was formerly referred to as Serpentarius, Latin word meaning the same as its current name.

There exist a number of theories as to whom the figure represents.
The most recent interpretation is that the figure represents the healer Asclepius, who learned the secrets of keeping death at bay after observing one serpent bringing another healing herbs. To prevent the entire human race from becoming immortal under Asclepius' care, Zeus killed him with a bolt of lightning, but later placed his image in the heavens to honor his good works. It has also been noted that __X__ is close to that of _____, which has at times been believed to represent Chiron (the mentor of Asclepius and many other Greek demigods), though Chiron was originally associated with the constellation Centaurus.
Twitter users, of late, have been upbeat about this since its inclusion in the Zodiac will cause a change in all star signs, and most wonder if they were reading the wrong horoscope (if you're jobless enough to be on twitter, you're surely not jobless enough to how the stars millions of miles away will dictate whether you choose fudge or a brownie for lunch)
But getting back to the question
Id X

A list of the stars in __X__ is given below  (central editted part of the image)


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