Constellation Grus

The Mythology of Grus

The name Grus translated to mean “crane”, was created by two Dutch navigators in 1603. While there is no mythology associated with Grus, cranes were sacred to Hermes, the gods’ messenger.

Cranes are known for their beautiful and elaborate dances as well as their intelligence and vigilance. They are a symbol of longevity, since cranes can live to be over 60 years old.

Practice finding Grus or review the Magnitude Charts for Grus.