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۞ Mirzam is a white star on the front left paw of the Greater Dog.

۞ Mirzam gives fame through speaking, love of dogs, but also warns of frivolity, as well as the dangers of drowning and dog-bites.

۞ Arab Astrologers traditionally called Mirzam and Gomeisa “The Anouncers”, heralding the coming of Sirius, the biggest star in the sky, because they rose before Sirius in the night sky. In Arabia Mirzam and Gomeisa were compared to two dogs whose barking announced the arrival of visitors.

۞ Position of Fixed Star Mirzam in the year 5760 (2000 C.E.): 7°11′ Cancer.

۞ Bytownite is the Birthstone of 7°-8° Cancer and the 7th of Tamuz.