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Mythology of the constellation Cetus

As with many constellations, there is no one specific creature represented by CETUS. To the ancient Babylonians it was the great sea monster Tiamat, symbolising Chaos. It has been depicted by some as a sea-serpent or dragon fish, whilst others saw it as a great whale. But it is probably best known as the sea monster sent by Poseidon to devour Andromeda. Fortunately for her, Perseus arrived on the scene just in time to slay the dreaded monster and claim Andromeda as his bride.