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Sagitta

Arrow
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Sagitta is a very small constellation that lies south of Vulpecula and north of Aquila. While small and relatively dim, the stars of Sagitta clearly appear to be an arrow. The arrow has been depicted in a number of mythological stories. It is variously seen to be the arrow of Cupid, the arrow that killed Jupiter’s eagle Aquila, the arrow Apollo used to slay the Cyclops, the arrow Hercules used to kill the Stymphalian birds.