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Map of Leu sieu

Leu (or Low) sieu (simplified Chinese: 娄宿; traditional Chinese: 婁宿; pinyin: Lóu Xiù) meaning "the Train of a garment", was one of the twenty-eight lunar mansions of the traditional Chinese astronomy. It was one of the White Tiger of the West (西方白虎).

The asterisms in the Region of Leu (婁宿天區)[edit]

Asterism Chinese
Meaning Modern
Number of stars Alternative
Notes Representing
Leu 婁(娄) the Train of a garment Aries 3 天狱[citation needed],
降婁 (降娄)[citation needed],
郁车宫[citation needed]
[2] The lasso which was used to hang the sacrificed animal and the sickle for cutting the harvest
Tso Kang 左更 the Left Watch Aries 5   [3] Forestry manager
Yew Kang 右更 The Right-hand Watch Pisces 5   [4] Livestock manager
Tien Yuen 天倉 (天仓) Heaven's Temporary Granary Cetus 6   [5] Second granary which was used in agriculture and harvesting
Tien Yu 天庾 Heaven's Temporary Granary Fornax 3   [6] Third granary which was used in agriculture and harvesting
Tien Ta Tseang 天大將軍
Heaven's Great General Andromeda
11 天將軍,[7][8]
大將軍[citation needed],
[10] The great general of the heavens and ten subordinate officers


  1. ^ ( ): simplified Chinese
  2. ^ Allen (1899) p.82.
  3. ^ Allen (1899) p.64. (Allen misidenticfied it with ε Ara. )
  4. ^ Allen (1899) p.343.
  5. ^ Allen (1899) p.164.
  6. ^ Allen (1899) p.221.
  7. ^ 『開元占経』 「巻66 石氏中官占 中」
  8. ^ 『晋書』 「天文志」
  9. ^ 『宋史』 「天文志」
  10. ^ Allen (1899) p.37.

See also[edit]


  • Allen, R. H. (1963). Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning (rep. ed.). New York, NY: Dover Publications Inc. ISBN 0-486-21079-0.
  • 大崎正次 (1987). 『中国の星座の歴史』 雄山閣出版.

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