Draco

theBetty

Irving, United States

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This is one in a series of nail polish paintings that I chose to name for stars

Paraphrased from Wikipedia:
Draco is a constellation consisting of, among others, the stars:
Rastaban-the serpents head, Zeta Draconis- or Fourth Star of the Left Wall of the Purple Forbidden Enclosure, batn al-thuban- serpents belly, Psi Draconis or Dziban or Adh-dhiban- two wolves or two jackals, and Giausar-Lambda Draconis- dragons tail

In the most famous of the myths, Draco represents Ladon, the hundred-headed dragon who guarded the golden apples of the Hesperides. The eleventh of The Twelve Labours of Heracles was to steal the golden apples. He put Ladon to sleep with music, allowing him to freely take the golden apples. According to the legend, Hera later placed the dragon in the sky as the constellation Draco. Due to its position and nearby constellations in the zodiac sign of Libra (i.e. Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, and Boötes), the group of constellations can be seen to tell the tale of the eleventh labour.

And, of course, I chose Draco because of the color purple, and there are several components of this design

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