Coma Berenices

History of Coma Berenices

It was her splendid hair that Berenice II, queen of Egypt, had promised to give to the gods if her husband, Ptolemy III, returned unscathed from the war he was waging against the king of Assyria. Her wish having been granted, she cut off her long braids & offered them to the temple of Aphrodite. The honored goddess then transformed them into a constellation to make their beauty eternal.

Chart of coma-berenices