Sailor Herschel 225 Picture

My first ever steam punk senshi!!
The black beads on her are Black Pearls - Protection, Independence, Balance, Control, Rest, Mystery, Strength,
Fascination, Allure, Prosperity, Riches
and under her fingerless gloves are scars from being in chains

NGC 225
Cassiopeia is a constellation in the northern sky, named after the vain queen Cassiopeia in Greek mythology,
who boasted about her unrivalled beauty. Cassiopeia was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century
Greek astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations today. It is easily recognizable
due to its distinctive 'W' shape, formed by five bright stars. It is bordered by Andromeda to the south,
Perseus to the southeast, and Cepheus to the north. It is opposite the Big Dipper, and from northern
latitudes can be seen at its clearest in early November.

The Queen Cassiopeia, wife of king Cepheus of Æthiopia, was beautiful but also arrogant and vain; these latter
two characteristics led to her downfall. In some sources she was the daughter of Coronus and Zeuxo.


The boast of Cassiopeia was that both she and her daughter Andromeda were more beautiful than all the Nereids,
the nymph-daughters of the sea god Nereus. This brought the wrath of Poseidon, ruling god of the sea, upon the
kingdom of Ethiopia.

Accounts differ[citation needed] as to whether Poseidon decided to flood the whole country or direct the sea
monster Cetus to destroy it. In either case, trying to save their kingdom, Cepheus and Cassiopeia consulted a
wise oracle, who told them that the only way to appease the sea gods was to sacrifice their daughter.

Accordingly, Andromeda was chained to a rock at the sea's edge and left there to helplessly await her fate at
the hands of the sea monster Cetus. But the hero Perseus arrived in time, killed Cetus, saved Andromeda and
ultimately became her husband.

Since Poseidon thought that Cassiopeia should not escape punishment, he placed her in the heavens tied to a
chair in such a position that, as she circles the celestial pole in her throne, she is upside-down half the
time. The constellation resembles the chair that originally represented an instrument of torture.
Cassiopeia is not always represented tied to the chair in torment, in some later drawings she is holding a
mirror, symbol of her vanity, while in others she holds a palm leaf, a symbolism that is not clear.[1]

As it is near the pole star, the constellation Cassiopeia can be seen the whole year from the northern
hemisphere, although sometimes upside down.

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