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Serpent Tamer

Garafsa, or Serpent-tamer Zeta (Han), eta (Sabik), theta, and xi Ophiuci, were the Persian Garafsa, or Serpent-tamer. Epsilon (Yed Posterior), delta (Yed Prior) with this star zeta (Han), and eta Ophiuchi (Sabik) and alpha (Unukalhai), delta, and epsilon of Serpens, constituted the Nasak al Yamaniyy, the Southern Boundary Line of the Raudah, or Pasture, which here occupied a large portion of the heavens; other stars in Ophiuchus and Hercules forming the Nasak al Shamiyyah, or Northern Boundary. (Starnames, Their Lore and Meaning, Richard Hinchley Allen, 1889). http://users.winshop.com.au/annew/Han.html
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