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The Constellation Hercules, the great warrior
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Hercules

Hercules was a great warrior in Greek mythology. From the northern hemisphere he can be seen kneeling in the sky during Spring. From the southern hemisphere, he appears low in the north. Four bright stars form what is known as the Keystone. Hercules' arms and legs extend from this central square.

Many other constellations, like Leo, the Lion, Draco, the Dragon, Cancer, the Crab, and Hydra, the Serpent, were defeated by Hercules. They were placed in the sky with Hercules to honor his victories.

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