9 December - Kaija Poijula, Coma Berenices
Todays work by Kaija Poijula is dedicated to the mythology of the constellation "Coma Berenices" (the hair of Berenice).
According to legend, Queen Berenice of Egypt vowed to sacrifice her gorgeous hair to the goddess of love if her husband survived the war unharmed. When the king eventually returned, she kept her promise. The gods accepted her wonderful hair with joy and placed it between the stars.
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