The constellation, Draco the Dragon, plotted over a dragon.
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Chris Gleason, Windows to the Universe original
Draco the Dragon
The dragon was very important in mythology. In one Greek myth, a dragon named Ladon guarded the golden apple tree. Heracles had to steal the golden apples for one of his twelve labors.
Heracles asked Atlas to take the apples while he held up the sky. Atlas thought he had escaped, but Heracles tricked him into holding the sky again.
You can find Draco near the Big Dipper. Draco is a circumpolar constellation, which means it revolves around the North Pole.
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