Aries is a member of the zodiac. This is one of the most ancient of constellations, harking back to Babylonia. The Egyptians associated Aries with the ram-headed god Amon-Ra and the ancient Greeks thought it was the ram whose golden fleece was so avidly sought by Jason and his Argonauts. (Jason's ship, the Argo, also existed as a constellation but has been broken into its component parts: Carina, the keel, Puppis, the stern, and Vela, the sails.
|α Ari||Hamal||Appropriately for the constellation of the ram, the name of this star means 'lamb' or 'sheep'.|
|γ Ari||Mesarthim||This is a double star which can be split easily with a small telescope. It was one of the first double stars discovered after the invention of the telescope.|