This old constellation was already known to the ancient Greek. There are various legends entwined around this constellation. Dolphins were considered messengers of Poseidon, god of the sea in the ancient Greek myth and religion. Poseidon sent a Dolphin to find Amphritrite and persuade her of marrying him. They also saved the life of his son Arion, a kitharode and poet of his time, when he was attacked on his boat while traveling back home from Sicily in Italy.
This constellation belongs to the zodiac. Its time of the year is between and . This constellation does not belong to the zodiac. It's brightest star is (not in database).
Neighboring constellations are Sagitta, Aquila, Aquarius, Equuleus, Pegasus, and Vulpecula. Have a look at our full list of all constellations.
|Latin name:||Delphinus (Del)|
|Zodiac:||Constellation does not belong to the zodiac.|
|Brightest star:||(not in database)|