The Constellation
Virgo

The Constellation VirgoThe constellation Virgo, The Virgin, is the only female figure among the twelve constellations. The rest are all male in comparison.

She has been worshiped since the beginning of her inception and been identified with every goddess and deity of great purpose. Among the goddesses she has been associated with are:

  • Ishtar, the ancient Babylonian goddess of fertility.
  • Isis, the Egyptian goddess of nature.
  • Demeter, the Greek goddess of agriculture, (in Rome her name was Ceres).
  • Persephone, daughter of Demeter.
  • Astraea, goddess of justice in Rome.
  • Artemis, the Greek goddess of the Moon, (in Rome she was called Diana).
  • Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, the arts, and also war.
  • Urania, the Greek Muse of Astronomy.
  • Justitia, daughter of Astraeus and Ancora, who lived before man sinned, and taught him his duty.
  • Hesiod identified her as the daughter of Jupiter and Themis.
  • Erigone, daughter of Icarius.
  • Parthene, daughter of Apollo.

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