This is the second part of the ophiuchus- serpens group the serpent is being grasped in the hands of ophiuchus the serpent holder thus the constellation wraps around ophiuchus, and is divided into two parts: serpens caput (the head) and serpens cauda (the tail. This constellation is unique, for it is divided into two parts - serpens caput, the head, and serpens cauda, the tail nevertheless, astronomers regard it as a single constellation serpens represents a huge snake held by the constellation ophiuchus. The constellation perseus represents the greek hero perseus in the sky and is one of the six constellations associated with the myth of perseus perseus was the son of danaë, daughter of king acrisius. The constellation can be found wrapped around ophiuchus, just above the zodiacal constellation of scorpius (the scorpion) mythology in classical greek mythology, there is a story that associates serpens with a snake held by asclepius, represented by the nearby constellation of ophiuchus.
The serpen caput or serpent's head and serpens cauda or tail of serpent, was separated by the constellation of ophiuchus (serpent-holder) the serpens cauda has an incredible eagle nebula ( m16 ), particularly near the centre, where several clouds of gases looked like gaseous pillars. Greek mythology star myths (constellations) star myths the greek word for constellations was katasterismoiof these, the twelve signs whose paths intersect with the dawn rising of the sun were known as zodiakos (the zodiac) or zodiakos kyrklos (circle of small animals. This snake, serpens, that ophiuchus the snake-handler holds, or the snake that asclepius has wrapped around his rod, is likely to be the kundalini snake because it is a single snake, and because kundalini represents the life-force the balanced flow of this energy is critical to health and harmony. Ophiuchus holds a huge snake, serpens, in both hands as shown in the atlas coelestis of john flamsteed (1729) serpens is unique in being divided into two halves for johann bode's depiction of the constellation, see here.
• serpens is the 23rd constellation in size, occupying an area of 637 square degrees • serpens caput , the western part of the constellation, representing the serpent's head, is located in the third. Serpens is a highly unusual constellation because it is split into two parts, separated by the constellation ophiuchus, the serpent bearer the two halves of the constellation are referred to a serpens caput, or the serpent's head, and serpens cauda, or the serpent's tail. Serpens (the serpent, greek ὄφις) is a constellation of the northern hemisphere one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer ptolemy , it remains one of the 88 modern constellations defined by the international astronomical union.
Serpens, the serpents constellation facts and mythology serpens (pronounciation:sir-pens, abbrev:ser, latin:serpentis) is a constellation, one of 88 constellations that the night sky is divided into the sky is not divided up equally between the constellations. Ophiuchus (/ ɒ f i ˈ juː k ə s /) is a large constellation straddling the celestial equatorits name is from the greek ὀφιοῦχος ophioukhos serpent-bearer, and it is commonly represented as a man grasping the snake that is represented by the constellation serpens. Mythology as is the case with all of the zodiac constellations, ophiuchus was recorded in the 2nd century by the greek astronomer ptolemy, and the name is latin for serpent bearer. Libra is in the southern hemisphere, located between scorpius to the east and virgo to the west in addition to scorpius and virgo, libra borders serpens caput, hydra, centaurus, lupus and ophiuchus. Mythology in greek mythology, serpens represents a snake held by asclepius, a healer asclepius, represented in the sky by the constellation ophiuchus, which splits serpens into two distinct halves, was known for killing a snake that was resurrected because a different snake had placed a certain herb on it before its death.
The constellation serpens is the only one to be divided in two (by ophiuchus) together they present a large, obscure area close to the ecliptic between sagittarius and scorpio unukhalai lies to the west of the figure of ophiuchus and makes an almost equilateral triangle with the star arcturus of bootes, and gemma of corona borealis. Serpens is an equatorial constellation which appears highest in the evening sky in the months around june both the head of the snake, serpens caput, and the tail of the snake, serpens cauda are represented by third and fourth magnitude stars the head of the snake is well separated from the milky way, and contains no bright deep sky objects. The myth behind the constellation serpens serpens, the serpent is the snake that taught the legendary healer asclepius (see ophiuchus ) the medicinal powers of plants asclepius once killed a snake, and observed another snake bringing it back to life by placing a plant on it. The serpent is a separate constellation, serpens, though occasionally the two have been described as a single constellation in mythology the figure of ophiuchus is identified as aesculapius who was said to incarnate in the form of snakes. Ophiuchus is holding serpens caput in his left hand, and serpens cauda in his right he is located south of hercules and north of scorpius in greek myth, ophiuchus represents the god of medicine, asclepius.
The story behind the name: serpens, the latin word for serpent, is the only constellation divided into 2 parts: serpens caput (the head) and serpens cauda (the tail) the two parts wind around the figure of asclepius, the greek god of healing and medicine. Serpens is the snake that ophiuchus is holding, with serpens caput, the snake's head on his west, and serpens cauda, the snake's tail on his east according to mythology serpens is the snake that gave aesculapius (ophiuchus) the knowledge of how to bring the dead back to life. Serpens is a two section constellation: divided into head and body by the intervening ophiuchus ophiuchus represented esculapius, the ancient healer, and serpens was his symbol of healing this same snake is found on the symbol of medicine worldwide, the caduceus. Serpens caput is located at about 16 hours right ascension and 10° north in declination serpens cauda is at about 18 hours right ascension and 10° south in declination its brightest star is unukalhai (from the arabic for the serpent's neck), with a magnitude of 27.
Among the modern constellations it is unique in being split into two pieces, serpens caput (representing the head of the snake) to the west and serpens cauda (representing the tail) to the east between these two pieces lies the constellation of ophiuchus, the serpent holder.