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Scorpius/ Scorpio constellation pendant in an elegant, sculptural style with simple loop.
Scorpius is Latin for scorpion, or literally translated as the "creature with the burning sting."
The Javanese people of Indonesia call this constellation Banyakangrem, meaning "the brooded swan" or Kalapa Doyong, meaning "leaning coconut tree."
In Hawaii, it is known as the demigod Maui's Fishhook.
In the Northern Hemisphere, Scorpius lies close to the southern horizon; in the Southern Hemisphere, it lies high in the sky near the center of the Milky Way.
In Greek Mythology, Scorpius and Orion are often intertwined, According to one myth, Orion boasted that he would kill every animal on the earth. The goddess-hunter Artemis and her mother, Leto, dispatched a scorpion to kill Orion, after winning the battle, Zeus placed the scorpion in the heavens.
In astrology, It is the eighth sign in the Zodiac and represents those born between Oct. 24 and Nov. 22.