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THE SIGN'S CONSTELLATIONS IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY
  • Aries: Represents the ram that was sacrificed to Zeus, but the fleece was eventually stolen by Jason
  • Taurus: Represents Zeus, who transformed briefly into a bull to run away with the woman he loved, Europa.
  • Gemini: Represented by Castor and Pollux, twins. Pollux was the son of a god, while Castor was mortal. When Castor died, Pollux begged Jupiter to share his immortality with his brother, and thus became constellations.
  • Cancer: Represented by the giant crab sent to kill Hercules, but Hercules smashed it. In honor of its service, Hera placed the crab in the sky.
  • Leo: Represented by the Hemean Lion, an enormous and vicious lion with impenetrable hide, rewarded by Hera, its "godmother."
  • Virgo: Represented by Demeter, goddess of the harvest and caretaker of mankind. NOT necessarily a virgin.
  • Libra: Represented the balance between seasons, "the balance of heaven." Favorite constellation of Romans.
  • Scorpio: Represented Scorpius, the giant scorpion that killed the hunter Orion. Placed in the sky by Gaia, pleased with it's service.
  • Sagittarius: Represented Chiron, a centaur who was shot and killed by Hercules.
  • Capricorn: Represented Pan, a half goat half fish forest deity who rescued many gods.
  • Aquarius: Represents Ganymede, a citizen of Troy who became Zeus' slave and accidentally flooded Earth.
  • Pisces: Represents Venus and Cupid, who disguised themselves as fish to hide from an earthborn giant.