Joining with ♥woolf♥ today on her Zodiac challenge. I know people do take a keen interest in their star signs, but I have never taken much notice of mine.I am a Virgo under the star signs, a horse in the Chinese Zodiac, and Astraea in Greek mythology.
Chinese sign showing the 12 animals of the Zodiac
Virgo illustration from a 15th C medieval illuminated manuscript - Virgo is seasonally associated with the end of summer and the onset of autumn so she is shown holding a sheath of corn and a branch of leaves. I do remember someone once came in to my home, and exclaimed "you must be a Virgo"!!!
Horse painting from the walls of the Lascaux Caves in France.
Apparently horses should steer clear of rats, although male horses are very attracted to female rats - a dangerous liaison.
This led me on to the task of finding out what animal H is!
and he is a tiger grrrrrrrrrr
The tiger, fortuitously, and I did not know this before, is best matched with a horse, if not a horse then a dog. How lucky is that, and to suddenly find this out after all of our years together!!!
A base-relief figure of Astraea in the old Supreme Court Chamber at the Vermont State House.
Astraea in Greek mythology was the celestial virgin, was the last of the immortals to live with humans during the Golden Age. Astraea abandoned the earth during the Iron Age fleeing the new wickedness of humanity, she ascended to heaven to become the constellation Virgo.
There you have me, neatly packaged.
all images courtesy wikipedia