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Scorpio Constellation
Name Scorpio
Colony Name Scorpia
Zodiac Eighth sign - Scorpion
Examples Scorpia
Scorpion Ambrosia
Scorpia Stingers (pyramid team)

Scorpio is the ancient name for the colony of Scorpia in the Battlestar Galactica universe. In astrology, it is the eighth sign of the zodiac, represented by the Scorpion.

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. Scorpio was the original name of the colony of Scorpia.


Scorpius, or Scorpio, ( Latin: “Scorpion”) is the eighth sign of the zodiac, governing the period from about October 24 to about November 21. Its representation as a scorpion is related to the Greek legend of the scorpion that stung Orion to death (said to be why Orion sets as Scorpius rises in the sky). Another Greek story relates that a scorpion caused the horses of the Sun to bolt when they were being driven for a day by the inexperienced youth, Phaeton.[1]


See Also


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