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Leo Leonis (Leo)

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Leo is a large constellation of the zodiac and one of the easiest to recognize, because its outline really does bear a marked resemblance to a lion. The pattern of six stars that marks the lion's head and chest, shaped like a backward question mark, is known as the sickle. In Greek mythology, Leo represents the lion with the impenetrable hide that was slain by Hercules in the first of his 12 labors. The Leonid meteors radiate from the region of the sickle each November.

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