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Myth regarding Aquarius




Aquarius is one of the faintest constellations in the Zodiac. The star Sadalmelhc is in this constellation and is named "Lucky, star of the king" and is Aquarius's alpha and brightest star. Aquarius is associated with Ganymede, the first mortal ever to become immortal. He was taken to Olympus by Zeus to be the cup-bearer of the gods. He stands with what appears to be either nectar, the drink of the gods, or water coming out of the cup. Aquarius as the God of the Waters must have been regarding as a good god by some and a bad god by others, depending on the prevailing climate of their region.

To the Egyptians, Greeks, and others who lived in lands plagued by a dry climate, Aquarius surely was looked on as a kindly god who brought rain when they were most needed during the planting season. The Babylonians looked on Aquarius as a bad god and referred to the month when the Sun was in Aquarius as the month of "the curse of rain." In mythology Aquarius is often associated with the mythological figure of Odysseus, King of Ithaca, from the Greek myth of the Trojan War. Aquarius is also associated with the Greco-Roman titans Uranus/Caelus, Cronus/Saturn and Promethius. In Grecian mythology, Aquarius is the constellation that was once Ganymede, cupbearer of the gods. The astrological symbol for Aquarius is said to represent waves or ripples of water influencing Aquarius horoscopes.


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