Here around there are a lot of legends concerning the Scorpio constellation, which is high up in the sky; this is one I could not resist:

One of the main characters in the local legends is HIRO, a sort of warrior-semi god with more than a passing resemblance with the greek mythological hero, Achilles.

In the old days, kite construction and flying was a serious matter, part of ritual competitions with a religious significance; so here we have Hiro, who wants to participate to a kite competition, and his mother, a goddess herself, gives him advice on which materials to use to build an unbeatable kite.

Once launched, the kite went high up in the sky, and stayed there, steady: Hiro won the competition, and his kite is remembered ever since, because it is still there, and it’s the Scorpio constellation!

HEROES AND KITES….ultima modifica: 2008-05-24T20:40:17+02:00da shaula3_gian
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