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Constellation
The Cosmic Caravan.
(Cosmos)
Type Constellation
Adjective Constellatory

Source: Distant Worlds, pg(s). 50

A constellation is a perceived pattern formed by prominent stars within apparent proximity to one another when viewed from a specific point in space and time.[1]

There are many constellations in Golarion's night sky, including the thirteen signs of the Cosmic Caravan used by those studying astrology.[2] Different cultures have their own constellations.

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Over Golarion

This is a list of some of the more famous constellations in the night sky using the names prevalent in the Inner Sea region of Golarion:[2][3][4]

Northern hemisphere

Constellations of Golarion's northern hemisphere, which includes the Inner Sea region, draw their names from Varisian traditions. The Varisians used them to guide their wanderings for generations.[4]

Southern hemisphere

Few in the Inner Sea region can see the stars known across much of the southern hemisphere of Golarion, which are better known across southern Garund and Casmaron.[5]

Minor constellations

In religion

Abadar
The constellation called the Key is said to be made to unlock the First Vault or to point the way there.[3]
Besmara
Her ship, the Seawraith, is seen as a constellation in the night sky.[citation needed]
Desna
The constellation called the Stair of Stars astronomically points the way to the pole star, Cynosure, and theologically points the way to Desna's palace.[2][7]
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In astrology

Constellations of a zodiac — an area of the sky centered on the sun's apparent path across the celestial sphere[8] — form the basis of astrological studies across Golarion.[9][10]

Cosmic Caravan

Astrologers in the Inner Sea region use the thirteen signs of the Varisian Cosmic Caravan as the basis for their studies and predictions.[11] It is suspected of having an Azlanti origin, potentially making it a cousin of similar Lergeni astrology systems.[9]

Dragon Empires zodiac

The Dragon Empires zodiac of Tian Xia comprises twelve figures heavily associated with imperial dragons and Tian legends. This zodiac is also more concerned with specific points in time, including the daylight hours, and with phases of the moon.[12][10]

Blink dog zodiac

Blink dogs are fascinated by the myths associated with their own zodiac, which they use for assessing births and seeing omens.[13]

References

  1. Constellation, Wikipedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 James L. Sutter. (2008). Into the Black. Children of the Void, p. 52. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-127-5
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 James L. Sutter. (2012). Distant Worlds, p. 50. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-403-0
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ethan Day-Jones, Jim Groves, Jonathan H. Keith, Andrew Romine, David N. Ross, and James L. Sutter. (2014). People of the Stars, p. inside front cover. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-674-4
  5. Ethan Day-Jones, Jim Groves, Jonathan H. Keith, Andrew Romine, David N. Ross, and James L. Sutter. (2014). People of the Stars, p. inside back cover. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-674-4
  6. Scott Fernandez, Ron Lundeen, and Larry Wilhelm. (2015). Tombs of Golarion, p. 38. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-720-8
  7. Elaine Cunningham, with Dave Gross. (2010). Winter Witch, p. 258. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-286-9
  8. Zodiac and ecliptic, Wikipedia
  9. 9.0 9.1 Jason Bulmahn et al. (2014). Occult Mysteries, p. 36. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-649-2
  10. 10.0 10.1 James Jacobs, Dave Gross, Rob McCreary. (2011). Dragon Empires Gazetteer, p. 51. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-379-8
  11. James L. Sutter. (2008). Into the Black. Children of the Void, p. 52. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-127-5
  12. Richard Pett. (2011). Forest of Spirits. Forest of Spirits, p. 53. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-380-4
  13. Paizo Staff. (2010). Bestiary 2, p. 47. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-268-5