Stellar constellations in fiction

Summary

Some stellar constellations have been featured in fictional works.

Overview

Stellar constellations are primarily a product of the human mind and often associated with important myths in many of the cultures that have shaped and named them. In addition, some stellar constellations have also featured in fictional works at some point. This is an attempt to give an overview of the latter and a short description of the role they played in these works.

List of stellar systems in fiction

Constellations listed by Ptolemy

Andromeda

Aries

Aquarius

Aquila

Auriga

Boötes

Cancer

Canis Minor

Capricornus

Cassiopeia

  • Once Upon a Time… Space, French cartoon. The militaristic Republic of Cassiopeia, that uses as symbol the W formed by the brightest stars of said constellation as seen from Earth, is one of the main antagonists.

Centaurus

Cetus

Corona Australis

Corona Borealis

Crater

Cygnus

Equuleus

Eridanus

Gemini

Hydra

Leo

Leo Minor

Libra

Lynx

Microscopium

Monoceros

Norma

Orion

Pegasus

Perseus

Pisces

Piscis Austrinus

Sagittarius

Scorpius

Sculptor

Scutum

Serpens

Sextans

Taurus

Triangulum

Virgo

See also