Zeus gifted a golden ram to Nephele. It protected her children during a flight, but Helle fell. Phrixus sacrificed the ram, hanging its fleece in Colchis. Zeus placed the ram's likeness in the heavens, forming the constellation Aries.
Zeus fell for Europa, transforming into a white bull. She rode on its back into the sea, becoming his lover. The bull became a constellation, symbolizing love, strength, and beauty.
Inseparable warrior brothers Castor and Pollux loved each other dearly. When Castor died, Pollux pleaded with Zeus to let him join his brother. Touched by their love, Zeus set their souls among the stars as the constellation Gemini.
Zeus' queen Hera, envious of Hercules, sent a giant crab to kill him. But Hercules defeated the crab, so Hera placed its image among the stars as the constellation Cancer.
As part of his punishment, Hercules completed twelve impossible tasks. His first task was to kill the Nemean Lion, which he did barehanded. The spirit of the Lion became the symbol of this zodiac sign in the sky.
The constellation of Virgo is associated with Pandora's box. After demons were released, mortals fled to the heavens. Astraea, the goddess of virtue, stayed behind and watches from the night sky, longing to return to Earth.
The constellation of Libra represents the scales of justice. It symbolizes the goddess Dike's fair judgment and Anubis' weighing of souls in Egyptian myth.
The constellation of Scorpio tells the tale of Orion's downfall, stung by a giant scorpion sent by Artemis as punishment. The scorpion's loyalty earned it a place among the stars.
Sagittarius tells the story of Chiron, a kind centaur accidentally wounded by Hercules. Released from his suffering by Prometheus, Chiron found eternal rest in the heavens as the Sagittarius constellation.
Capricorn's sea goat, resembling the Babylonian deity Ea, predates Greek mythology. Its unique image is like a character from a sci-fi movie.
Ganymede, a beautiful prince, became Zeus' cupbearer and was immortalized as the constellation Aquarius, forever admired in the heavens.
Aphrodite and Eros transformed into fish to escape Typhon, and in gratitude, their image became the constellation Pisces, forever shining in the night sky.