VIRGO – THE VIRGIN
Sun in Virgo: August 24 to September 22
prominent stars: Spica, Porrima, Zavijava
associated myth: The Greeks and Romans associated Virgo with their goddess of wheat/agriculture, Demeter–Ceres who is the mother of Persephone–Proserpina. Alternatively, she was sometimes identified as the virgin goddess Iustitia or Astraea, holding the scales of justice in her hand as the constellation Libra. Another myth identifies Virgo as Erigone, the daughter of Icarius of Athens. Icarius, who had been favoured by Dionysus, was killed by his shepherds while they were intoxicated and Erigone hanged herself in grief; Dionysus placed the father and daughter in the stars as Boötes and Virgo respectively. In the Middle Ages, Virgo was sometimes associated with the Blessed Virgin Mary. Virgo is often portrayed carrying two sheaves of wheat, one of which is marked by the bright star Spica.
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