The Mythology of Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
The name Aquarius is from the Latin meaning water-carrier or cup-carrier.
Remember: Aquarius is an air sign even though it is symbolized by water.
The mythology of Aquarius starts out with a beautiful Phrygian boy who was carried off by an eagle.
Yes, you read correctly! His name was Ganymede and while he was tending his sheep an eagle was sent by Zeus to carry him to Olympus. It seems that Zeus was taken by his beauty and wanted him to be the cupbearer for the gods. Zeus also gave him eternal youth and immortality.
As usual there were two small problems. Hera, Zeus’s wife, was jealous that he would have such strong feelings for the boy and more importantly that position was already held by their daughter, Hebe, the goddess of youth. Zeus paid Hera no mind. As time went on Ganymede started to feel like a slave so he emptied his cup and the water fell to Earth causing a great flood. Zeus finally realized that he had been unkind to the boy and immortalized him as the constellation of Aquarius.
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