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Mythology of the constellation Piscis Austrinus

The constellation PISCIS AUSTRINUS, The Southern Fish, depicts a fish lying on its back and apparently drinking the water that flows from the urn of Aquarius. It has been suggested that it represents a parent of the fish PISCES.

However, it is probably best known for its lucida, Fomalhaut, which is the brightest star in that particular part of the sky. As such, it became known in ancient Mesopotamia as one of the Royal Stars or "heavenly watchers" which helped to mark the seasons.

 

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