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Re: Would Anyone Happen To Know Any Myths On The Constalations? I Need Info For A Project.

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Posted by dick waugh/">dick waugh on November 21, 1999 23:31:32 UTC

: : If anyone happens to know any myths about the constalations, i need to know for a Latin project for school. Any information would be appriciated. : ::The ancient Egyptians had a lot of them.So did the Hindus. : There's one about Manu and the 7 sages. Manu is the Hindu version of Noah and he took the 7 sages with him after being warned by Brahma about the flood.These fellows took all that they needed to save and sailed over the flood waters for a long time. Brahma then appeared as a fish and towed them to the rising Himalayas (from under the flood waters) and so they survived. All mankind is said to have come from Manu's decendants and the 7 wise men ( + one of them took his wife along on Manu's boat)saved all knowledge and it is from this that civilization could start again.For this the 7 sages turned into stars (including the one chap's wife) - Ursa Majora.

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