AAVSO HOME > publications > ejaavso

Further Mythological Evidence for Ancient Knowledge of Variable Stars


pdf   ps


Stephen R. Wilk

38 Fairchild Avenue

Saugus, MA 01906


Presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the AAVSO, October 31, 1998



I suggest that the variability of Betelgeuse (alpha Orionis) was known in pre-classical Greece, and that this knowledge is reflected in the myths associated with Orion and other figures in Greek mythology. There is corroboration in parallel myths from other cultures.

Link to ADS abstract, article and citation information

  search engine |  site map |  links |  contact us