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Devonian constellations 1

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The red star (actually a red giant near the end of its life) forming its left eye is Yama, named after the Buddhist judge of the dead.
The star forming the right eye is called Nash (short for Nashville-- you’ll see why in a second). Notice from this star there’s a crooked line of stars leading through the first and second body segments of the anomalocaris, down through the third flipper to point at a yellow star in the lower left. We dubbed this the “Natchez Trace” after the historical trail running from Nashville, Tennesse all the way to Natchez, Mississippi (a name we’ve given to the yellow star). The other stars along the “Trace” are named for aspects of the real Natchez trail. Choctaw is named for the largest Native American First Nation originally found along the trail. Pharr refers to a complex of eight Middle Woodland Indian burial mounds approximately 23 miles northeast of Tupelo, Mississippi. Kaintuck is the nickname for boatmen from the Ohio River Valley who floated merchandise down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to sell in Natchez and New Orleans during the late 18th and early 19tth centuries. Since they obviously couldn’t take their rafts back up the river, they usually sold their boats for lumber and walked home along the Natchez.
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