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Ramus Pomifer seems to be an alternative name of Cerberus (constellation), behold the description of the two obsolete constellations:
- Cerberus: It was depicted as a three-headed snake that Hercules is holding in his hand.
- Ramus Pomifer: It was depicted in the form of three serpents wrapped around a branch held in Hercules' left hand.
This is in accordance to the Musca/Apis/Vespa confusion and the Tarandus vel Rangifer confusions before the constellations were standardized with regards to name/genitive, abbreviated forms and borders. Rursus 16:13, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
- Merge request retracted by requestor (User:Rursus), because Bayer's Uranometria 1603 exhibits Ramus Pomifer as an asterism in Hercules, while Cerberus (constellation) was created by Johann Elert Bode in c:a 1800. Rursus declamavi; 23:09, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
I should like to see some evidence of three snakes being part of depictions that do not also label the area Cerberus. I get the impression that a long-standing compromise was to combine the two depictions, so seeing actual citations from early descriptions or images from pre-Cerberus charts are necessary for me to believe the snake part. Adam Cuerden (talk) 08:59, 26 February 2014 (UTC)