The star constellation, Virgo, is a picture
of a woman in the sky. But who is this woman? This woman
is the virgin who can be identified as many different
goddesses. She looks like a beautiful winged angel holding a
sheaf of wheat. Most people identify Virgo as Dike, the Goddess
of Justice or Justa or Justia to the Romans. The Scales of
Justice, Libra, is her neighboring constellation.
Why is she holding the wheat sheaf in her
hand? The answer is because some people think Virgo is
Demeter, the Goddess of the Harvest. To the Romans Demeter is
Ceres. Persephone, the daughter of Demeter, is also someone
Virgo may identified as.
She may also be identified as the daughter
of Icarius,Erigone. She is famed for inheriting the secret of
wine making from Dionysius, the God of Wine. Peasants killed
Icarius because they thought he had poisoned the wine. Icarius'
loyal dog, Maera, ran home to get Erigone to take her to Icaius'
body. Erigone hanged herself with sorrow. The gods had
mercy so they decided to put them in the sky. Icarius as
Bootes, Erigone as Virgin and Maera as Canis Minor.
Virgo has also been identified as Tyche, Athena, Minerva and more.