THE WIND CONSTELLATIONS

THE DOVE - THE SPEAR OF LIGHTNING - THE DANCER

Wind Constellations represent the three Star Constellations related to the Gods of the element of Wind. Wind Constellations have in common that they are very difficult to spot or change their appearances rather fast and unexpected, just like the element suggests. As Wind Constellations were clearly visible at certains years during history, this is often said to be related to great deeds of famous minds like inventions or the creation of spells.
 

THE CONSTELLATION OF THE DOVE
(Eyasha, Goddess of the Dove)

The Dove

Description. The Dove is a constellation symbolizing the Goddess Eyasha made up of four stars that, if followed point to point, would create a flat diamond shape. Though the stars of the constellation are faint, they are a strikingly pure white color. The stars are fainter than most usually, though they were believed to be indeed bright in earlier times. Some see the Dove, in this constellation, from the side, having one far point of the diamond be the beak, the two nearest to each other symbolizing the top and bottom of the body, and the far one being the tip of the tale. Still others claim that the diamond that they see in the sky is only the wings of this bird and find the body in other stars located behind the constellation.

The dove is a symbol of peace and harmony and is searched for in times of war and blood as a symbol of hope. Though the constellation is seen sporadically throughout the year on the night sky, it is more commonly seen during the Month of the Rising Sun (Styrásh
Dál'injerá, Dál'injerá).

Movement. Eyasha is a fairly unstable constellation, though it is more often seen in the Month of the Rising sun (Styrásh
Dál'injerá, Dál'injerá). In fact the constellation tends to be one that is rather difficult to spot if you don’t have a fairly good eye. Most astrologists and astronomers see it as if it appears from behind a cloud, making it appear as a dove in flight. The constellation is carried by the darkwind Aví'vásh or Aví'vásh (Styrásh for "High Wind" or - in another meaning - the malice of "Envy") from the WSW to the ENE, perhaps given the name with great respect towards the Goddess of its representation, having been the first Goddess Avá created. In this respect the constellation signifies the extremes envy and ambition all in one. Return to the top
 

THE CONSTELLATION OF THE SPEAR OF LIGHTNING
(Grothar, God of the Weather)

The Spear of Lightning

Description. The constellation of the Spear of Lightning is one long since associated with Grothar, the God of Weather. The constellation itself is made up of six stars: three being in nearly a straight row while the other three are found around them. The stars of the constellation are usually bright, especially in the month of the Changing Winds (Styrásh Méh'avashín, Méh'avashín). The stars are usually white, but around the horizons the stars glow yellow. Many find the Lightning Bolt hard to see within this constellation while others are able to find it rather easily. It is believed that long ago the stars were shaped differently in a way that nearly perfectly resembled a Spear of Lighting, but that, over time, the darkwind that moves this constellation, “mór’rách,” has caused its appearance to change.

Movement. At the beginning of the month of the Changing Winds (Styrásh
Méh'avashín, Méh'avashín) the constellation of the Spear of Lightning rises in the northeast, appearing yellow at the horizon. However, as it makes its ascent to zenith, its color changes from yellow to white. Many sages attribute the change in color to dust in the air that makes it appear this color while others have different theories dealing with religions and beliefs. The darkwind (known as houán, houán, Styrásh for the malice of "Wrath") of this constellation is more active than most others, causing the constellation to move at a fast rate, though it takes a less straight passage through the sky. Some claim to see it do loops or zigzags through the sky. For this reason it is often difficult to detect. By the end of the Changing Winds (Styrásh Méh'avashín, Méh'avashín), however, the constellation has disappeared past the northern horizon. At certain times in winter and summer the constellation may be seen faintly, typically on the horizons.

The movement of this star constellation helps mark the end of the rainy season and the beginning of summer. Many see its passage through the sky from south (south being associated with warm and summer) to north (north being associated with cold and chill and thus of winter) as a sign of the seasons changing: the wrath of the darkwind leaves the world, and gives way to the return of the beautiful, thrieving days upon Caelereth.
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THE CONSTELLATION OF THE DANCER
(Nehtor, God of Healing)

The Dancer

Description. The Dancer constellation is made up of eight stars in a seemingly random arrangement. Many astronomers group them only because they are bright and rather close to each other in the night sky while others find the picture of a slender Dancer within their location. Some will also find a butterfly, claiming it to be the white spiral butterfly, whose elven name literally means "dancer". However, the constellation is more often connected with Nehtor, the God of Healing, for which the constellation was named. During the creation of Caelereth, Nehtor is said to have helped Eyasha and Urtengor by dancing and singing joyfully, and is often portrayed in pictures as doing just that. The stars are rather bright (though they show ambivalance in appearance) especially at zenith and always are shown with a bluish color, again relating the constellation to Nehtor, who is believed to have blue skin. This constellation appears brightest in the second month of the year, known as the month of the Molten Ice (Styrásh Smól'evathón, Smól'evathón), and is carried through the sky by the dark wind Mé’soór (Mé’soór).

Movement. The Dancer constellation is one that doesn’t seem to follow a steady path, but will often double back on its journey across the sky. This constellation rises in the SSW and journeys up towards zenith, stopping in its pilgrimage to double back along its course before continuing again, setting in the NNE. It has been documented to double back along its path at least 4 times during its movement. Some believe that the constellation shrinks and expands during its journey and, though this is true, astronomers and researchers note that no such act could readily be seen without the proper eye for such a thing. The Dancer’s dark wind, Mé’soór (
Mé’soór, lit. "in vain speaking", representing the malice of "Gossip"), pulls the constellation through the sky. Though the constellation appears brightest during Molten Ice (Styrásh Smól'evathón, Smól'evathón), it can also be viewed in the winter months and in spring, though only very vaguely.  Return to the top

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