The queen

The story of Cassiopeia

One day, Cassiopeia had said that she was so beautiful that her appearance put the Nereids to shame. The Nereids were enchanting sea nymphs, and they were naturally divinely radiant in both face and form. Not surprisingly, the Nereids were insulted by Cassiopeia’s boast. They shared their displeasure with Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. The sea god therefore sent a monster - which is described sometimes as a giant serpent - to seek revenge. Andromeda was then chained to a rock and left as an offering to the serpent. And the king’s daughter would have been sea monster bait had it not been for the sudden (and fortuitous) appearance of the dashing hero Perseus.

Facts about Cassiopeia

  • You will see her best in late fall
  • Cassiopeia looks like a flat W
  • Cassiopeia has produced two supernovae in recent centuries

some pictures of cassiopeia

my sources

and google images