(Galactic) Andromeda the Martyr


Though she has left the mortal coil, she remains a shining example of regality in the night sky. Her heavenly ascendance affords her true freedom, beholden to others, and unbound in the free flow of stars continuously born of her powerful will.


See Andromeda the Martyr.

Name OriginEdit

In Greek mythology, Andromeda is the princess and daughter of Cepheus, an Aethiopian king, and Cassiopeia. Due to her mother's incessant bragging that Andromeda is more beautiful than the Nereids (sea nymphs), she was chained to a rock to be sacrificed to a sea monster as divine punishment by Poseidon. She was, however, saved by Perseus and they married. By Euripides, after Andromeda's death, the goddess Athena placed her among the constellations in the northern sky, near Perseus and Cassiopeia; the constellation Andromeda which contains the Andromeda Galaxy, so known since antiquity, is named after her.

Her name is Latinized from the Greek Ἀνδρομέδα (Androméda) or Ἀνδρομέδη (Andromédē) "ruler of man", from ἀνήρ, ἀνδρός (anēr, andrós) meaning "man", and medon meaning "ruler".

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