Terms

Cepheus Terms

Cepheus means The King. He is the father of Andromeda. In Mesopotamia Cepheus was identified with the king of the city-state of Babylon, who in was turn considered to be the earthly son of Bel and the Old Testament Baal and the Sumerian Enhil. This last identification gives us a clue to the myth of Cepheus. Hewitt claims that with their prehistoric ancestors it represented Kapi, the Ape-God, when its stars alpha and gamma, Alderamin and Alrai, were the respective pole-stars of 21,000 and 19,000 BC. Cited from Website Cepheus.
 
Back