Greek - A goddess of night. Queen of Ethiopia. Wife of Cepheus. Mother of Andromeda. She boasted that her daughter Andromeda was more beautiful than any goddess and was punished by a sea serpent that devoured her people. Andromeda was offered as a propitiary sacrifice, chained to a rock in the sea. She was rescued by Perseus who was returning with the severed head of Medusa, and he turned Cassiopeia and Cepheus to stone by displaying it. She and her husband were placed in the heavens by Poseidon. Also commonly known as Cassiopeia, Cassiepeia, Cassiepeia, Cassiope or Cassiope.

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