Ramus Pomifer (Latin for apple branch) was a constellation located between Hercules and Lyra. Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Hercules is the fifth largest of the 88 modern constellations. ... Lyra (Latin for Lyre) is one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, and is one of the 88 modern constellations recognized by the International Astronomical Union. ...
It was depicted in the form of three serpents wrapped around a branch held in Hercules' left hand.
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