Very soon was
established, in various cultures, a link between Orion and
Scorpius, for the reason why the two figures have simultaneous
rising and setting.
MUL.APIN, the great mesopotamian Treatise dated back to the
VIIth century BB, noted that:
“The Breast of the
Scorpion and the She-Goat [= Lyra] rise, and
the Old Man [= Perseus] and the True Shepherd of
Anu [= Orion].
As for the
Greek Aratos, he wrote in his Phaenomena:
of Scorpion, whose rising puts to flight even the mighty Orion”.
And this is quoted in the same way by the Latin Caius Julius Hyginus
(about 64 BC – AD 17)
in his Astronomia, II, 33:
“he sets at the rising of rear of
Scorpion and at that of Sagittarius”.
Chinese, the xiu are lunar mansions and tehre are 28.
called Shen, “The Three”, i.e.
is considered as the opposite of Xin, “the Heart”, i.e.
since both asterisms are presenting a quite simultaneous rising and