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Aquarius, the Water Bearer, comes from the story of the Deucalion Flood – which is the Greek version of Noah’s flood. Zeus poured all the waters from the heavens out onto the Earth over nine days to wash away and destroy the wicked and evil men. This brought forth a fresh start for Deucalion and his wife Pyrrha, the only two surviving humans who threw stones over their shoulders to create a new race of men and women. This sign is also associated with Ganymede, the cupbearer of Olympus.


According to Astrology, Aquarius is an air sign. The people born under Aquarius are characterized by cleverness, humanism, and originality.



King Athamas of Boeotia married the nymph Nephele at Hera's command. She was a nymph made from a cloud in Hera's image to trap the centaur, Ixion. The couple had two children; a son named Phrixus and a daughter named Helle. After a while, Athamas grew tired of Nephele and left her. At hamas then remarried, and his second wife was Ino, the daughter of Cadmus. She also gave him children -- two sons named Searches and Melicertes. Nephele was angry and asked Hera to assist inavenging Athamas' desertion. While this was going on, Zeus asked Ino and Athamas to care for Dionysus, as he wanted to keephim a secret from Hera. Hera eventually punished them for this by making them go mad. Ino was jealous of Athamas and Nephele's children and plotted their deaths.

Ino tricked Athamas into attempting to sacrifice Phrixus, but he was saved by Heracles, who sent a golden ram to carry him to Colchis. Helle grabbed hold of the winged ram but fell to her death between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea when she lost her grip. The strait, to this day, is named after her -- the Hellespont (Dardanelles). Upon reaching Colchis, Phrixus sacrificed the golden ram to Zeus, who placed the ram's image among the stars in honor of its heroism.


According to Astrology, Aries is a Sun sign. Traits of those born under the sign include leadership and assertiveness.



Cancer was a creature sent by Hera to destroy Heracles, one of Zeus' illegitimate children whom she hated the most. This giant crab latched on to Heracle's foot as he was battling the Hydra. He already had his hands full as he cut off one of the Hydra's heads; two more grew in its place. Before finishing off the Hydra, he turned his attention to the crab and crushed it. As a reward for the crab's obedience and sacrifice, Hera placed it is image among the stars.


According to Astrology, Cancer is considered a water sign and is one of the four cardinal signs, which are signs that indicate a change of season when the sun makes its annual passage into them. People born under Cancer are known for their loyalty, emotional depth, and parenting instincts – despite the changes they may go through in life.



Capricorn is usually depicted as a goat or sea-goat, but he is the God Pan in Greek Mythology. Pan ruled over forests and woodlands, flocks, and shepherds. From the waist down, he was a goat and had the ears and horns of a goat, and from the waist up, he was a man. He was a horny little guy and was always trying to catch a nymph, who would flee because of his appearance. Eventually, he became the God of Nature, and some of his qualities, such as sexuality and love of nature, have become part of the character of people born under this sign. Another story is that the goat nymph, Amalthea, who suckled Zeus as an infant, was placed among the stars as the constellation Capricorn by Zeus in gratitude.


According to Astrology, Capricorn is an earth sign. People born under this sign are responsible, patient, ambitious, and loyal.