Star BibliographyThe following is a bibliography of some of the resources I have used in learning about star lore. I welcome comments and particularly references to other resources I can learn from.
Star Names and Lore:Allen, Richard Hinckley, Star Names. Their Lore and Meaning, New York: Dover Publications, Inc, 1963. (republication of Allen's Star-Names and Their Meanings, G.E. Stechert, 1899)
Jobes, Gertrude and James, Outer Space: Myths, Name Meanings, Calendars, New York: The Scarecrow Press, 1964.
Kunitzsch, Paul, and Tim Smart. Short Guide to Modern Star Names and Their Derivations. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1986.
Staal, Julius D.W. The New Patterns in the Sky. Blacksburg, Virginia: The McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company,1988.
Wagman, Morton, Lost Stars: Lost, Missing, and Troublesome Stars from the Catalogues of Johannes Bayer, Nicholas-Louis de Lacille, John Flamsteed, and Sundry Others. Blacksburg, Virginia: The McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company, 2003.
Condos, Theony, Star Myths of the Greeks and Romans: A Sourcebook Containing The Constellations of Pseudo-Eratosthenes and the Poetic Astronomy of Hyginus, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Phanes Press, 1997.
Lombardo, Stanley, Sky Signs: Aratus' Phaenomena, Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books, 1983.
Toomer, G. J., Ptolemy’s Almagest, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1998.