Coma Berenices.

Berenice's Hair

One of the last of the ancient constellations. This constellation relates how the Queen Berenice sacrificed her beautiful hair to the goddess Aphrodite in order to assure the safe return of her husband Ptolemy III Euergetes from battle. Upon his return the king demanded to be shown her hair which had been stolen from the temple. The temple priest in order to save his own life, claimed that Aphrodite was so moved by the sacrifice removed the hair and placed it into the skies as a constellation. Coma Berenices is a small, faint constellation that can be found immediately to the east of Leo.