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The Ram, a northern zodiacal constellation, meaning that the path of the Sun and planets passes through it (see illustration). In Greek mythology, the golden fleece of this ram was pursued by Jason and the Argonauts, whose ship is memorialized in four current-day constellations in the southern sky. In Johannes Bayer's 1603 star atlas, the first three lettered stars are located in the ram's horns. See also: Zodiac
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