Aquila or Eagle is a constellation associated with Zeus. Altair, which means the flying one, is the head of Aquila the Eagle...is known as the royal eagle of Jupiter It is linked with the 3 footprints of Vishnu in India. Aguila - a constellation with symbolism to the eagle; in Mesopotamia is also is in the form of the solar god Zamama and the god Ninip, another solar god; the star Altair is a major element of this constellation http://www.mc.maricopa.edu/dept/d10/asb/anthro2003/archy/angkor/astronomy.html