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Perseus – The Victorious Hero

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  

Key Data

Bordering Constellations: Perseus is bordered by constellations Auriga, Aries, Andromeda, Taurus, Camelopardalis, Cassiopeia & Triangulum.

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 Corner

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.

Teachers. For more in depth work sheets on constellations. Click on Kidskonnect Worksheets  

  Key Vocabulary Constellation. Star. Celestial. Sphere.


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