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[151] Andromedan. Andromeda was the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiope, king and queen of Ethiopia. Her mother contending with the Nymphs for the prize of beauty, they in revenge bound Andromeda naked to a rock, and exposed her to be devoured by a sea-monster. She was delivered by Perseus, who thereupon married her. She was, by the particuiar favor of Minerva, enrolled with her husband and mother among the stars. The aegyptian sailors are said to have drawn their observations from her.

Coronam. For the story of Ariadne, see her Epistle to Theseus The crown here mentioned was presented to her by Bacchus: it sparkled with seven stars. It is sometimes, by the poets, called Gnossia corona, from Gnossus, a city of Crete. This star was supposed to serve as a guide to the Cretan mariners.

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