Theories: on Ophichus and on the LHC

Ophiuchus (from the Greek) is one of the 88 constellations and used to be called Serpentarius (from the Latin). Both mean "serpent holder". It is one of the 13 zodiacal constellations but is the only one not counted as an astrological sign in the lunar system.

Mythology (brief overview)

There are many theories about who the serpent holder actually is. The most recent is Asclepius, who represents healing and learned how to cheat death after watching one serpent bringing healing herbs to another. Zeus didn't want humans becoming immortal, so he killed Asclepius with a lightning bolt.

Other possibilities include Adam from the Bible, the Trojan Priest Laocoon, or Apollo. [ 1]

Ophiuchus in Astrology

While Ophiuchus is not considered an astrological sign in the lunar zodiac, some astrologers consider it part of the Solar zodiac. In that system, Ophiuchus is associated with dates between November 30 and December 17 [2], which overlaps with Scorpio.

The LHC (Large Hadron Collider)

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a particle accelerator and hadron collider located at CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland, and is scheduled to begin operation in May of 2008. It's expected to become the world's largest and fastest particle accelerator.

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