perhaps hard to find in the night sky is another object endowed with the same mystical, religious and astrological significance, as the constellation Cygnus.This combination of stars clearly visible in the sky above the northern hemisphere of the Earth.The brightest sun Swan, his "Alpha" is the name of Deneb.Brightness is quite a bit inferior Vega, although it is six hundred light years from Earth."Beta" Swan, that is the second brightest star of this constellation, called Albireo.This double white-yellow light with two minor stars and forms a cross-shaped pattern, whereby the constellation got its first name - Cross.At the intersection of two imaginary lines shining Sadr.
addition of very bright stars, the constellation Cygnus contains several more mysterious objects such as Cygnus X-1.Scientists suggest that this X-ray source is the first "black hole", discovered by astronomers.In addition, in the constellation it is a diffuse nebula, because its shape was named "North America."
noteworthy that the names of all the stars that make up the constellation Cygnus, are of Arab origin, but on the Russian authorities refer to chicken.For example, Deneb translates as "chicken tail", but Sadr in Russian means "chicken."Unlike the Arabs, the Greeks saw in the cross picture beautiful swan.It was at this bird turned Zeus, going on a date to Leda.This bird is found not only in the Hellenic, but also in Indian mythology.One of the main gods of Hinduism, Brahma, called the Great Swan and his wife - Swan Goddess.It is because of this legend was born the expression "Swan fidelity".
If other nations have invested in the constellation Cygnus mainly mythological sense, Rousseau gave him and esoteric meaning.They thought this celestial object Iriem, a place where the souls of the ancestors, and where, after the soul leaves the pyre.Of course, the constellation was identified with the mythological character - the pagan goddess Swan, however, some sources call him home to Svyatoruss.According to ancient records, ancestors Svyatoruss, blue-eyed people are kind of Swa-ha moved to Midgard because of this constellation.Tie this constellation ancient clans of Tibet and India.
Read Russia and the bird itself swan.Constellation, called her name, symbolizing good luck.In the famous Altai burial mounds were found in the form of figures of swans made of felt.Safety, "swan" totems were considered feminine charms.Such talismans endowed woman a delicate taste, beauty and charm, helped meet a faithful lover.The Vikings believed the swan bird of luck and he tried flying the future of the campaign.
equally high sense of investing in the constellation Cygnus, and modern astrologers.It is considered the supreme guide of the universal spirituality.With this constellation linked the fate of not only humanity but also the planet.Not paid attention to the object and ufologists, who believe that extraterrestrial visitors arrive to us with one of the stars of Cygnus.