catasterism

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From Ancient Greek καταστερισμός (katasterismós, star legend), from καταστερίζω (katasterízō, to place among the stars), from κατά (katá, down) + ἀστήρ (astḗr, star).

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catasterism (plural catasterisms)

  1. (Greek mythology) The transformation of a hero or mythological creature, into a star, constellation, comet or other celestial object.

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