Constellation Aries
Index of Names

Aries is a mid-sized constellation in the Northern celestial hemisphere. Its name is Latin for Ram.

Its main star is Hamal, which is derived from the Arabic derives from the Arabic rās al-ħamal, meaning "head of the ram."

Aries is one of the 48 original Ptolemaic Constellations and one of the twelve constellations of the Zodiac.

Below is a listing of all objects within the boundaries of the constellation as identified in this study.

The listings are limited to the most prominent objects; with few exceptions those visible to the naked eye.
For more comprehensive listings, see Wikipedia and Universe Guide.

Tables are sorted by topic and/or cultural circle. At the bottom, there is an alphabetical listing of all objects.

Click on the names for details about an object as listed in the mythology part.

For the complete star lore of the constellation, click here.

Aries - Traditional Star names and their equivalents in different cultures
Name Type Designation Meaning Status Origin

Aries

Aries Constellation Ari The Ram IAU Latin
Krios Constellation Ari The Ram IAU Greek; Ptolemy
Ram Constellation Ari The Ram IAU English
MUL.L.ḪUN.G Constellation Ari Agrarian Worker / The Hired Man Local Babylonian
Taleh Constellation Ari Lamb of the World Local Hebrew
al-hamal Constellation Ari the Lamb Local Arabian Peninsula

Alpha Arietis

Hamal Star α Ari Head of the ram IAU Arabic
al-nath Star α Ari The Butting Local Arabian Peninsula

Beta Arietis

Sheratan Star β Ari The two signs IAU Arabian Peninsula
al-natih Star β Ari The Butter Local Arabian Peninsula

Gamma Arietis

Mesarthim Star γ2Ari Misinterpretation of Sheratan IAU Bayer

Delta Arietis

Botein Star δ Ari From al-butayn - The Little Belly IAU Arabian Peninsula

39 Aquarii

Lilii Borea Star 39 Ari In the north of Lilium IAU de Lacaille

41 Aquarii

Bharani Star 41 Ari Aa The Bearer IAU Hindi
Līliī Austrīnā Star 41 Ari In the south of Lilium Obsolete de Lacaille
Upa-paoiri Star 41 Ari Zoroastrian Angel Local Zoroastrian

Aries - Arabic Names of Stars and Objects
Name Type Designation Meaning Status Origin
al-hamal Constellation Ari the Lamb Local Arabian Peninsula
Hamal Star α Ari Head of the ram IAU Arabic
al-nath Star α Ari The Butting Local Arabian Peninsula
Sheratan Star β Ari The two signs IAU Arabian Peninsula
al-natih Star β Ari The Butter Local Arabian Peninsula
Botein Star δ Ari From al-butayn - The Little Belly IAU Arabian Peninsula
qarna al-hamal Asterism α, β Ari The Two Horns of the Lamb Local Arabian Peninsula
a-araţān Asterism β, γ Ari the Two Signs Local Arabian Peninsula
a-araţān Lunar Mansion β, γ Ari the Two Signs Local Arabic
al-butayn Asterism - The Little Belly Local Arabian Peninsula
al-butayn Lunar Mansion - The Little Belly Local Arabic; al Biruni
batn al-hamal Asterism - The Belly of the Lamb Local Arabian Peninsula

Aries - Chinese Names of Stars and Objects
Name Type Designation Meaning Status Origin
Lu Asterism - Bond Local Chinese
Lu Lunar Mansion - Bond Local Chinese
Zuǒgēng Asterism - Forest Manager Local Chinese
Yugng Asterism - Pasturing Manager Local Chinese
Wi Asterism - Stomach Local Chinese
Wi Lunar Mansion - Stomach Local Chinese
Tiānqūn Asterism - Circular Celestial Granary Local Chinese
Mǎo Lunar Mansion - The Hairy Head Local Chinese
Tiānyīn Asterism - The Yin Force Local Chinese
Tiānh Asterism 62 Ari Celestial River Local Chinese

Aries - Obsolete European Constellations
Name Type Designation Meaning Status Origin
Apes Constellation - Bees Obsolete Plancius
Vespa Constellation - Wasp Obsolete Bartsch
Musca Borealis Constellation - Northern Fly Obsolete Hevelius
Lilium Constellation - Lily Obsolete Royer
Sancti Petri Principus Apostolorum Constellation Ari St. Peter the Apostle Obsolete Schiller

Aries - All Names in alphabetical Order
Name Type Designation Meaning Status Origin
al-butayn Asterism - The Little Belly Local Arabian Peninsula
al-butayn Lunar Mansion - The Little Belly Local Arabic; al Biruni
al-hamal Constellation Ari the Lamb Local Arabian Peninsula
al-nath Star α Ari The Butting Local Arabian Peninsula
al-natih Star β Ari The Butter Local Arabian Peninsula
Apes Constellation - Bees Obsolete Plancius
Aries Constellation Ari The Ram IAU Latin
Ashwini Lunar Mansion β, γ Ari Twin Horsemen Local Hindi
a-araţān Asterism β, γ Ari the Two Signs Local Arabian Peninsula
a-araţān Lunar Mansion β, γ Ari the Two Signs Local Arabic
Aśvins Asterism β, γ Ari Twin Horsemen Local Hindi
batn al-hamal Asterism - The Belly of the Lamb Local Arabian Peninsula
Bharani Star 41 Ari Aa The Bearer IAU Hindi
Bharani Lunar Mansion - The Bearer Local Hindi
Botein Star δ Ari From al-butayn - The Little Belly IAU Arabian Peninsula
Chanśśa ipsye Constellation - Dried Willow Local Lakota
Hamal Star α Ari Head of the ram IAU Arabic
Ke Constellation - Porpoise Local Chinese
Krios Constellation Ari The Ram IAU Greek; Ptolemy
Līliī Austrīnā Star 41 Ari In the south of Lilium Obsolete de Lacaille
Lilii Borea Star 39 Ari In the north of Lilium IAU de Lacaille
Lilium Constellation - Lily Obsolete Royer
Lu Asterism - Bond Local Chinese
Lu Lunar Mansion - Bond Local Chinese
Mǎo Lunar Mansion - The Hairy Head Local Chinese
Mesarthim Star γ2Ari Misinterpretation of Sheratan IAU Bayer
MUL.L.ḪUN.G Constellation Ari Agrarian Worker / The Hired Man Local Babylonian
Musca Borealis Constellation - Northern Fly Obsolete Hevelius
qarna al-hamal Asterism α, β Ari The Two Horns of the Lamb Local Arabian Peninsula
Ram Constellation Ari The Ram IAU English
Sancti Petri Principus Apostolorum Constellation Ari St. Peter the Apostle Obsolete Schiller
Sheratan Star β Ari The two signs IAU Arabian Peninsula
Taleh Constellation Ari Lamb of the World Local Hebrew
Tiānh Asterism 62 Ari Celestial River Local Chinese
Tiānqūn Asterism - Circular Celestial Granary Local Chinese
Tiānyīn Asterism - The Yin Force Local Chinese
Upa-paoiri Star 41 Ari Zoroastrian Angel Local Zoroastrian
Vespa Constellation - Wasp Obsolete Bartsch
Wi Asterism - Stomach Local Chinese
Wi Lunar Mansion - Stomach Local Chinese
Yugng Asterism - Pasturing Manager Local Chinese
Zuǒgēng Asterism - Forest Manager Local Chinese

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