Perseus is one of the 88 constellations within the celestial sphere.
Perseus is one of the 17 constellations that represents a mythological character.
Symbolism: Perseus is also known as ‘ The Victorious Hero’
History & Mythology
Perseus has been known by many different cultures and represents many different things for these cultures throughout history. In Greek mythology, Perseus represents a victorious hero who was the son of Danae. Myth has it the Perseus was order by king Polydectes to slay the evil Gorgon
Sky Chart #: 6
Star Raking: 24th largest constellation in the celestial sphere.
Main Stars: Perseus consists of 19 main stars.
Brightest Star: Mirphak.
Kids Fun Facts Corner
# 1. Perseus has 7 stars with planets.
# 2. There is an annual meteor shower in Perseus called Perseid.
# 3. Mirphak is the brightest star in Perseus.
Q&A: What is Perseus also known as? Answer. The Victorious Hero.
Q&A: How many main stars does Perseus have? Answer. 19.
Q&A: What is the brightest star in Perseus? Answer. Mirphak.
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