History of Delphinus

Represents the dolphin who saved the Greek poet & musician Arion from drowning after falling from a ship at sea while sailing from Lesbos to Italy: the dolphin was charmed by the sound of his lyre. Having landed in the south of the country, Arion is said to have founded Taranto. Another legend concerns a man called Delphis (dolphin in Greek) who succeeds in convincing Amphitrite to marry Poseidon. To thank him, the god added the image of a dolphin in the heavens.

Chart of delphinus