Roof (Chinese constellation)

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A starmap of the Roof

The Roof mansion (Chinese: 危宿; pinyin: Wēi Xiù) is one of the twenty-eight mansions of the Chinese constellations. It is one of the northern mansions of the Black Tortoise.

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English name Chinese name Modern constellation Number of stars Representing
Roof Aquarius/Pegasus 3 Top stores
Tomb 墳墓 Aquarius 4 Tomb hills
Humans Pegasus 4 People
Pestle Pegasus/Lacerta 3 Pestle military provisions
Mortar Pegasus/Cygnus 4 Army food mill
Big Yard for Chariots 車府 Cygnus/Lacerta 7 The garage
Celestial Hook 天鈎 Cepheus/Draco 9 Similar hook shape
Zaofu 造父 Cepheus 5 Zaofu was a famous chariot driver
Roofing 蓋屋 Aquarius 2 Palace officials on behalf of management of the roof
Temple 虛梁 Aquarius 4 Empty garden tomb
Celestial Money 天錢 Piscis Austrinus 5 Money in the heaven

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