Procyon, Alpha Canis Minoris is the brightest star in the constellation of Canis Minor. The name Procyon comes from the Ancient Greek, meaning “before the dog”, since it precedes the “Dog Star” Sirius. It is seen rising before the ascension of Sirius in our sky. To the Macedonians, Procyon and Sirius were Volci “the wolves”, circling hungrily around Orion, the Hunter.
Fomalhaut is located at the mouth of the Southern Fish, Piscis Austrinus, in the region of the southern autumn sky. In the heavens the fish can be seen drinking water flowing from the jar of Aquarius. Other stories tell how the stellar fish swallowed the waters of the great deluge, thus saving the world.