Definition of Catasterism. Meaning of Catasterism. Synonyms of Catasterism

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Definition of Catasterism

Catasterism
Catasterism Ca*tas"ter*ism, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to place among the stars.] A placing among the stars; a catalogue of stars. The catasterisms of Eratosthenes. --Whewell.

Meaning of Catasterism from wikipedia

- always overshadowed by Hyginus, the only other ancient repertory of catasterisms. Catasterismi was illustrated by woodcuts in the first illustrated edition...
- honoured with transformation into a constellation. On the day of his catasterism, when Zeus transformed him into a constellation, a single feather fell...
- Pleiades is the story of how these sisters literally became stars, their catasterism. According to some versions of the tale, all seven sisters committed...
- nor any ritual or inscription to join the two. Hyginus describes this catasterism in the Poetic Astronomy, in speaking of Auriga, the Charioteer: Parmeniscus...
- myth, the Cyclopes were the builders of the first altar. The myth was a catasterism, which explained how the constellation the Altar (Ara) came to be in...
- working on the organisation of the property tax, the idea of a flying cataster was born. Sachs opened an office to deal with this task, in order to gain...
- constellation Ursa Major (the Great Bear), which was thought to represent the catasterism of Callisto who was transformed into a bear and placed by Zeus among...
- waters in mourning. Juturna is further ****enized by Juno’s conferral of catasterism (Aen. 12.143, 145), an act that links her with the Dioscuri. These divinities...
- of Minotaur) in Servius' commentaries on Aeneid. Pseudo-Eratosthenes, Catasterisms, 18 Hyginus, Astronomica 2.18 Smith, "Melanippe" 1. Antoninus Liberalis...
- the son of Zeus and Callisto, a local nymph. A familiar version of her catasterism is attributed to "Hesiod" by Pseudo-Eratosthenes, but the Hesiodic work...
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