Month Best Visible
Northern and Southern
Albireo, a double star with blue an yellow componants is at the 'head' and Deneb, its brightest star, is at the 'tail'.
In Greek Mythology, two close friends competed against eachother in a race across the sky, flying to close to the sun, burnt their chariots and fell to earth. When waking, one was at the bottom of a river and the friend could not dive deep enough to fetch his body for a proper burial. Zeus said that if he gave him a body of a swan he could, but would remain a swan and loose his immortality. For the unselfish agreement Zeus placed the image of the swan into the night sky.