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From:Geoff Horswood <geoffhorswood@...>
Date:Saturday, July 28, 2007, 13:00
--- caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>

>Michael Poxon <mike@...> wrote:
>On that subject, do any of your concultures have
names for
>constellations that are different from traditional
ones? The alternate Earth where Franj is spoken never divided up the huge Argo Navis constellation into Vela, Carina and Puppis, and I suspect that many of the Southern Hemisphere constellations have a more "classical" feel, rather than being things like "clock", "air pump", "petrol station" or whatever. I need to look into this. Incidentally, the Franj universe also has some different common names for some of the planets: our Mercury is known as Apollo, Saturn is called by his Greek name Chronos, and the transSaturnian planets are all different: Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are Oceanus (after the world-circling river of the ancient Greeks), Hades and Nox. But I do need to look into the constellations of the Southern sky. Geoff ===== One by one the penguins are stealing my sanity -Graffitum spotted on a bridge in England ___________________________________________________________ Yahoo! Mail is the world's favourite email. Don't settle for less, sign up for your free account today*


Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>