Origins and Modern Surprises of Scorpio
Historical researcher Richard Hinckley Allen (in Star
Names: Their Lore and Meaning, 1963) asserted that
the Greek constellations of Scorpio and Taurus were
among the oldest of the constellations.
further asserted that in every culture across the globe
where scorpions are indigenous, the stars of the traditional
Greek constellation of Scorpius were likewise often
identified with scorpions and their mythology.
enough, the Spring of 2006 announcement of a Native Americian
(Hohokam) petroglyph discovered in Arizona by astronomer
John Barentine appears to add further strong confirmation
to Allen's theory regarding the constellation of Scorpius.
"The Hohokam petroglyph depicts symbols of a scorpion
and stars that match a model showing the relative positions
of the supernova with respect to the constellation Scorpius."
Scorpio! Here's something
interesting regarding the recent discovery of an ancient
sea scorpion (8 feet long).