CASSIOPEIA’s punishment for HUBRIS

Cassiopeia was the beautiful but vain wife of the King of Ethiopia. She committed HUBRIS by boasting that she and her daughter were more beautiful than any other. The sea God Neptune was enraged with her and set out to quieten Cassiopeia in defence of his beloved and most beautiful sea goddesses. Cassiopeia underwent many trials at the hands of Neptune but her luck changed when her daughter, Andromeda, was swept of her feet and married to the great hero, Perseus.  Angry that Cassiopeia appeared unpunished Neptune decided to place her eternally in the heavens to revolve upside down for half of the year. And so it is said that this is how the constellation of Cassiopeia  received its name. In ancient Athens, HUBRIS described the intentional use of violence to humiliate or degrade. In the modern day Hubris may describe excessive pride or self-confidence, an over inflated EGO and total blindness to ones own faults. The so called ‘Hubris syndrome’ describes  a condition  which can be sighted in those who hold POWER in this world. Markers for this ‘condition’ eg: losing touch with reality, taking excessive pride in actions, displaying little empathy towards others, and taking arrogant decisions or actions without sufficient thought. I AM HUBRIS

            “Feelings of superiority always stem from an illusion.” Marty Rubin

Hubris consists in doing and saying things that cause shame to the victim…simply for the pleasure of it. Retaliation is not hubris, but revenge.…Young men and the rich are hubristic because they think they are better than other people…… Aristotle – ancient Greek philosopher 

Cassiopeia’s punishment for HUBRIS

The constellation of Cassiopeia:

Has 5 main stars; Epsilon, Delta, Gamma, Beta cass., Alpha cass.

It is 9,500 light years from Earth.

3 of its stars has planets.

The constellation is a Super Nova remnant.

The Perseid meteor storm is associated with Cassiopeia.

The Milky Way runs through its core

It contains many deep sky objects; Messier52, Messier 103, Heart nebula, Soul Nebula, White rose cluster, Pacman nebula……



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Linda Hill
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