Greek mythology about 12 zodiac symbols
Symbols or signs of zodiac or horoscope are unique and interesting. The symbol is taken from star clusters in the science of astronomy. They are taken from Greek mythology which is about the gods. There are interesting stories behind the selection of the constellation symbols. Whether you believe it or not, here is an interesting myth about the origins of 12 zodiac symbols.
According to Greek mythology, the goat who made as this Capricorn zodiac symbol is indeed a goat, named Amaltheus. This goat ever give its milk to god of Zeus, as the supreme god of ancient Greeks, when still a baby. Zeus was hidden by his mother in the cave, causer fear of being eaten by a vicious father, who named Chronoos. Because of its great services, the goat then lifted into the sky provided the light and be the star.
Aquarius zodiac symbol is a handsome young man who was pouring water in a large urn. This young man named Ganimedes, which is a most faithful servant of Zeus. Its main task is to bring drinks to this most sublime god of Greeks.
Pisces is symbolized by two fishes. Both these fish are fish that contributed to saving goddess Venus (goddess of beauty) and the god Mars (the god of war), and took him to the river Euphrates, when pursued by Typhon.
Aries zodiac symbol is a sheep. Sheep are not just any sheep, but of a golden-haired sheep. These sheep were sacrificed as offerings to Zeus and the god Zeus was pleased to receive it, so that the sheep was used as a star.
Taurus is derived from the word Taureau, which means bull. This bull is the incarnation of the god Zeus. According to the story, the god Zeus well known as a god who likes the pretty girls and has a lot of wife. So, when he saw the beauty of European princess wich very beautiful, he became very interested. Therefore he transformed himself into a bull, in order to kidnap the the European princess.
Gemini zodiac symbolized by a pair of two twins. They are the sons of the god Zeus. Both twins are named Castor and Polux.
Symbolized by the crab that the incarnation of snake named Hydra. Hydra is a snake that very poisonous and has a lot of heads. This snake was sent by Yuno, against Hercules, a young man who was known strong and courageous. If the snake’s head is cut down then its head will grow again be doubled. But Hercules is very clever that is killing the snake by burning.
Leo is symbolized by a lion. Against this lion is one of the 12 tasks of Hercules are very heavy and famous. This lion is the most ferocious lion that must be defeated by Hercules.
Virgo zodiac symbolized by a beautiful princess. She is the incarnation of Princess Astrea, who live in the age of gold. At that time she came down from heaven to earth. But she did not stay on earth, because she don’t stand to see suffering and human crimes committed on earth. Then she returned to the sky and transformed into a star.
Libra is symbolized by the balance or scales. It is a symbol of justice. Princess master of justice is Princess Justicia.
Scorpion, which is a symbol of the zodiac Scorpio has a very interesting story, which is about the love quadrangle. Orion is a very handsome young man and loved by three women, namely Diana (goddess of the moon), Venus (goddess of beauty) and Aurora (the goddess of dawn). Because jealous to two her rival, Diana sends scorpion to Orion, so the scorpion bit him to death. Diana regret for his actions, and pleaded with the god Zeus to become the star Orion. Because Orion is innocent, Zeus made him a star in the constellation Scorpio.
Symbols Sagittarius is creautre which half-horse and half human who was archery. This creature is called Centaurus. Basically, Centaurus is the monster which is the enemy of the gods and humans. However, there is one very good Centaurus named Chyron. He teaches how to use guns and shoot to both men and gods. Because of his service, he was appointed to be a star.
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