Meaning: a large constellation located around the celestial equator. Also known as the thirteenth zodiac sign.
Etymology: Greek Ὀφιοῦχος “serpent-bearer”
Pronunciation: of-ee-yoo-kuh s
Usage in a sentence: “Ophiuchus, according to one legend, was once a physician on earth, and was so successful as a healer that he could raise the dead.” ~ Isabel Martin Lewis (Astronomy for Young Folks)
Born between November 29 and December 18? You’ve probably been thinking that you are a Sagittarian all this while. No, your star sign is Ophiuchus. From 2011 (the year this sign was added to the Zodiac).
As a Ophiuchian (Is that what they call people of the Ophiuchus Zodiac sign?) You will be subject to a lot of envy, as you progress throughout life. You are a seeker of wisdom and knowledge. You would probably do well as an architect or builder. 12 is your lucky number.
This constellation is shaped like a man holding a serpent. In Greek sky lore, Ophiuchus represents Asclepius. He is said to have been the first doctor, and is always depicted holding a great serpent or snake. The story goes that Asclepius concocted a potion from snake venom, the blood of the Gorgon monster and an unknown herb to bring the dead back to life. This greatly alarmed the gods. Now, the good doctor was trying to bring Orion the Hunter back to life. Hades (the god of the Underworld) noticed his efforts and pleaded to Zeus (the king of the gods) to reconsider the ramifications of the death of death. Zeus, therefore, confiscated the potion, removed Asclepius from Earth and placed the gifted physician into the starry heavens.
Today’s question is: Would you like to invent a machine or create a potion that would bring the dead back to life? Say yes/no, and explain your reasons in the comments!