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The zodiac constellation Leo was catalogued along with 47 other constellations in "Almagest" by the famous Greco-Egyptian astronomer Claudius Ptolemy in the second century AD. Many ancient cultures recognized the constel... More »

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The constellation Leo has been known since antiquity and was included as one of the constellations of Ptolemy's zodiac in the 2nd century CE. In the Northern Hemisphere, Leo rises above the horizon on or around the first... More »

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The word "Leo" means lion in Latin. The constellation originally represented the ferocious Nemean lion that Hercules strangled to death as one of his 12 labors. According to legend, Zeus was impressed enough to make both... More »

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The constellation Leo has been known since antiquity and was included as one of the constellations of Ptolemy's zodiac in the 2nd century CE. In the Northern Hemisphere, Leo rises above the horizon on or around the first... More »

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