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Aries Constellation
Name Aries
Colony Name Aerilon
Zodiac First sign - Ram
Examples Aerilon
University of Aerilon
Aerilon Threshers (pyramid team)

Aries is the ancient name for the colony of Aerilon in the Battlestar Galactica universe. In astrology, it is the first sign of the zodiac, represented by the Ram.

The Colony

The Twelve Colonies were founded by tribes from Kobol, the birthplace of humanity. Two thousand years prior to the present (42YR), a disaster of a now forgotten nature forced the tribes to abandon their home. They journeyed to the Cyrannus Star System (a cluster of two binary systems) located two thousand light years away from Kobol. Aries was the original name of the colony of Aerilon.


Aries (Latin: "Ram") is the first sign of the zodiac, governing the period from about March 21 to about April 19. Its representation as a ram is identified. . . with the ram with the golden fleece, on the back of which Phrixus, the son of King Athamas, safely fled Thessaly to Colchis, where he sacrificed the ram to Zeus, who placed it in the heavens as the constellation. The ram’s golden fleece was recovered by Jason, leader of the Argonauts.[1]


See Also


  1. Aries at the Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved on October 18, 2017, edited.