Libra is the name of one of the signs of the Zodiac as well as the name of a constellation. The name comes from Latin libra meaning “pair of scales, balance” which seems to be derived from a Mediterranean word, *lithra-.    

Lyra, Lira

Lyra (pr. lie-ra or lee-ra) is the name of a constellation in which the brightest star in its constellation is Vega. The name receives its name from Greek mythology, representing the lyre of Orpheus, a legendary poet and musician who could charm anything with his music. The name comes from Ancient Greek lúra meaning “lyre” which seems to be derived from a pre-Greek…