Wisdom Art - Aquarius ConstellationAquarius Constellation and Mythology



Jan 21 to Feb 19




Aquarius: The eleventh sign in the zodiac

Zodiac Symbol: Water Bearer

Constellation: Aquarius

Element: Air

Zodiac Quality: Fixed

Planet: Uranus
 

Mythology

 


In Greek mythology, Aquarius was 'cup-bearer to the Gods' (Ganymede). Ganymede was the son of Tros, king of Troy (according to Lucian, he was also son of Dardanus). While tending his father's flocks on Mount Ida, Ganymede was spotted by Jupiter. The king of gods became enamored of the boy and flew down to the mountain in the form of a large bird, whisking Ganymede away to the heavens. This constellation is placed in the sky near other watery constellations including a dolphin (Delphinus), the sea monster (Cetus) and a fish (Pisces).

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