Publisher description for Star lore : myths, legends, and facts / William Tyler Olcott.


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Generations of readers, stargazers, and fireside dreamers have delighted in this guide to stars and constellations. Olcott's beloved classic offers captivating retellings of the origins and histories of the ancient star groups as well as the stories of individual constellations: Pegasus, Ursa Major, the Pleiades, the signs of the Zodiac, and the minor constellations. Fifty-eight black-and-white images include photographs of the actual stars as well as depictions of scenes from their related myths. This edition features a new introduction by astronomer Fred Schaaf, in addition to an extensive appendix and index. Unabridged republication of the classic 1911 edition.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Stars -- Folklore.
Stars -- Mythology.
Constellations -- Folklore.