Pisces, the Fish. Can you find the brightest star, Alrisha
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The constellation Pisces is the Fish! Some ancient civilizations thought it was one fish, others thought it was two. Do you think there is a single fish or two in the figure? Maybe you don't see a fish at all!
In Greek mythology, the two fish were Aphrodite and her son Eros. One day they were running from a giant. They jumped into a stream, turned into fish and swam away. It is said they tied themselves together with a rope so they wouldn't be apart.
Now do you see the fish in the image? Each little circle is a fish, and the big "V" shape is the rope! Now that you know what it looks like, look for Pisces in the sky during the months of September through January!
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