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The Sea or the Water is an area of the sky in which many water-related, and few land-related, constellations occur. This may be because the Sun passed through this part of the sky during the rainy season.
Most of these constellations are named by Ptolemy:
- Aquarius the Water-bearer
- Capricornus the Sea-goat
- Cetus the Whale
- Delphinus the Dolphin
- Eridanus the Great River
- Hydra the Water serpent
- Pisces the Fishes
- Piscis Austrinus, the Southern Fish (not named by Ptolemy)
- Olcott, William T. (1911). Star lore of all ages: a collection of myths, legends, and facts concerning the constellations of the Northern hemisphere. New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons. p. 31. Bibcode:1911slaa.book.....O. Retrieved 2009-11-15.