draco-nian measures

The protecting Mother Camels is the name given by ancient Arabic nomadic tribes to an asterism in the constellation of Draco. Instead of the head of a dragon, the asterism was interpreted as a ring of mother camels surrounding a baby camel (the faint star in the middle), with another mother camel running to join them. The camels were seen to be protecting the baby from a line of charging hyenas. The nomads who own the camels are camped nearby, represented by a cooking tripod…
 

(source: Carpe Diem Haiku Kai‘s space odyssey)

baby camel cries

dromedary moms hear fear

credit: Wikipedia

credit: Wikipedia

high-kick hyenas

 
arabs draw camel stars where

greco-romans marked dragon

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Sep 15, 2015 @ 10:54:41

    Constellation is a mirror of our fantasy…

    Reply

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