The seven brothers became Ursa Major. The Big Dipper is the more famous part of the constellation.
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Ursa Major (Changing Bear Maiden)
In Navajo myth, Ursa Major, the Great Bear, originated from the story of the Changing Bear Maiden. In the story, a girl accepts a bear as her husband. Her younger sister tells the father, who in turn kills the bear. The older sister changes into a bear to get revenge.
The younger sister and seven brothers try to flee their sister. The bear turns back into a girl and chases after her siblings. She eventually killed six of the brothers.
The seven brothers flew up into the sky and became Ursa Major.
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