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Capricornus

Sea Goat
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Capricornus is a zodiac constellation that lies to the west of Sagittarius and south of Aquila and Aquarius. It is seen as a composite creature that has the head and front legs of a horned goat and the tail of a fish. Capricornus is a relatively dim constellation with its brightest star being 3rd magnitude. After Cancer, it is the dimmest zodiac constellation. In mythology, Capricornus is often associated with the god Pan who is often pictured as a Satyr, with the body of a human, small horns and pointed ears on the head and the legs of a goat. Pan was playing his pipes when the monster Typhon attacked the gods. In his surprise and fear, Pan’s reaction, which has since been associated with him, was to panic. Pan tried to change into a fish and jump into a river to escape Typhon but only his back legs were changed. This story is memorialized in the shape we see today in Capricornus with the front of a goat and the tail of a fish.