the Charioteer

One of the earliest constellations to be recognized. Auriga may represent the lame Greek god Hephaestus or his son, each one is credited with inventing the chariot. The constellation is also associated with shepherds. The star Capella (the sixth brightest in the night sky) means "she-goat" and the three stars immediately below it are known as "the kids". Auriga is easily spotted just above the horns of Taurus, the bull. The two constellations share the star Alnath.