Cetus, or the Whale, is an equatorial constellation
(meaning that it is located near the celestial equator),
and can be found just south of Aries, between Taurus
According to Greek mythology, Cetus represents the
sea monster that was sent to kill Andromeda, but
it was defeated by Perseus. Later it was thought to
represent the whale that consumed Jonah.
The constellation is also the home of a remarkable
star, Mira (latin for "wonderful"), or Omicron Ceti,
a variable star.