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Pisces is a zodiac constellation that lies south and east of Pegasus, south of Andromeda and west of Aries. Pisces is shown as two fishes that are tied by a cord anchored at the constellation’s brightest star, Al Rescha. In mythology, Pisces is seen as Aphrodite and Eros who turned themselves into fish and jumped into the Euphrates River when the monster Typhon attacked the gods. Pisces also contains the origin point of the celestial sphere with coordinates 0H in Right Ascension and 0° in declination. This point has been called the Greenwich of the Sky after Greenwich, England through which the longitudinal line of 0H passes.