Rose Constellation (Constellatio la Rosae) Picture

One of the most noticeable constellations in the night sky, it is most visible during the Serminál, Germinál and Floreál months, in the spring. In ecuatorial regions such as the Summerlands, it appears overhead at midnight during the month of Ventoriál (preceding Serminál). The ancient Kubdalis were probably the first to observe and study the Rose, and most of its stars still bear the names they gave them, being accepted through most of the world. Its rise signals the arrival of the spring in the northern hemisphere, and several cultures believe its light is beneficial for crops and other plants. In the Nemansh Nations, it is particularly important because of its mythological significance.

It is said to be a rose taken from Marses's crown. Marses is the quintaessential Nemansh heroe, an equivalent to our Heracles. More on Marses later, but here is the story of the rose according to Nemansh religion:

After Marses slayed the great red dragon Malacandra (a homage to C.S. Lewis), who had tyrannized the peoples of the Siber River, the olive wreath on his head flowered with roses and its leaves became gold, a heavenly signal. It is said the angels would later take one of the roses and put it on the sky.

Here is an excerpt from a Nemansh holy text:

The Song of the Spheres; The Song of Marses; Canto XVI

"...before the peoples of the river, and before the angels of the spheres, the wreath on his countenance had become like gold. And truthfuly, had the leaves flowered with the beauty of rubies, so bright that the people would cover their faces. There was much rejoicing, and God's name was praised far and wide, that even the creatures of the river would partake in the prayers..."

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