Article: The inspiration for our bags is the constellations and their stories adorning the sky.
The inspiration for our bags is the constellations and their stories adorning the sky.
The sky is a space that has been the focus of humanity since ancient times and has been the subject of many studies. Sky; It has appeared in many fields such as religion, mythology, science and culture. The stars in the sky have also continued their existence through many historical events from past to present. In the content we have prepared for you, we have examined the mythological stories of the constellations. You can take a look at our content to get to know these stories better.
Constellation is the name given to the grouping of stars so that they can be found more easily by people. Constellations are named after mythological characters to make them easier to remember. Constellations, which have been the focus of people's attention since ancient times, are mentioned with mythological stories as well as the names of mythological characters. In the 20th century, constellations were divided into 88 regions by the International Astronomical Union. In this way, objects in the sky can be named more easily. We have examined the mythological stories of the most well-known constellations for you. If you wish, let's start.
The Orion Constellation, one of the most well-known constellations, takes its name from the hunter Orion in Greek mythology. Therefore, the Turkish name of the Orion Constellation is known as the "Hunter" Constellation. Orion is a very skilled hunter and with this ability he attracts the attention of the gods in Olympus. Artemis, known as the goddess of hunting, is very impressed by Orion's ability and offers to hunt together. Orion accepts this offer. After their hunt together, Artemis praises Orion to all the gods in Olympus. Orion is stunned by these praises. The next day he goes hunting again and hunts everything he sees and presents it to Artemis. Artemis gets very angry at this behavior and pulls a scorpion out of the ground. Orion dies after being stung by a scorpion. Zeus sends Orion to the sky as a constellation for his services. This is thought to be why the constellation Scorpio is visible only in summer and the constellation Orion is only visible in winter.
Ursa Major and Ursa Minor Constellations
Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, also known as the Ursa Major and Ursa Minor Constellations, are two of the most well-known constellations. These constellations are formed when Callisto and Arcas, the lovers of Jupiter, who have an equal position with Zeus in mythology, are transformed into bears by Hera. Callisto and Arcas are father and son. Callisto symbolizes the Constellation Ursa Major, while Arcas symbolizes the Constellation Ursa Minor. Located in the constellation Ursa Minor, the Pole Star is one of the most recognizable stars.
Scorpius, the Scorpio Constellation, takes its name from the scorpion that stung Orion, which we mentioned before in the story of the Orion Constellation. It has a red appearance due to stars such as Antares and Betelgeuse in the Scorpius Constellation. That's why the Constellation Scorpius is quite often confused with Mars.
Another well-known constellation is the Taurus Constellation. Titan Atlas rebels when the gods take control of the universe, but his rebellion fails. Thereupon, Zeus punishes Titan Atlas with carrying the sky forever. Titan Atlas' daughters Merope, Alcyone, Celaeno, Electra, Sterope, Taygete and Maia are devastated by this punishment. Zeus felt sorry for these seven sisters and sent them to the sky as a constellation to be closer to their father. Only six of these stars can be observed when looking at the Taurus Constellation. It is thought that the unseen star is Electra and that she is hiding its light in response to this punishment given to her father.
Canis Major and Canis Minor