For those curious about what I meant here by the constellation of Bear King myths check out my posts Hunting the European Sky Bears, Beware rousing the sleeping bear and Bärensohnmärchen

And while you’re at it you might want to give these articles a quick read through, which discuss the presence of the Labyrinth in the Northern lands too: 

And for good measure, here’s a selection of links pertinent to the Starry Bear proto-tradition:

And if you want to get a better sense of what I mean by the folk level religiosity so often ignored by contemporary Heathen groups visit my other site eklogai | polytheist extractions, particularly this tag.