Globi Coelestis in Tabulas Planas Redacti Pars V (The Celestial Globe Rendered as Planes Part 5) depicts the night sky as seen at the winter solstice centered on the equator, between 45 degrees North and 45 degrees South. Within this chart are several major constellations, including Sagittarius, one of the constellations of the zodiac. Sagittarius depicts an archer, typically associated with the Greek myth of Crotus (son of the goat-god Pan and raised by the Muses) who invented archery. Scorpio is zodiac constellation shown on the chart. Scorpio is the creature sent by Gaia to slay Orion after his boast that he could defeat any wild beast. This is seen in the night sky as Orion lies opposite of Scorpio in the sky and always sets when Scorpio rises. These two zodiacs were first cataloged by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy in the 2nd century.

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Globi Coelestis in Tabulas Planas Redacti Pars V