Zodiac includes twelve constellations, each of which has its own name and the shape resembles the human or bestial figure.
These constellations have their own stories, which have come down to modern times in the form of myths and legends.
The biggest zodiacal constellation
The largest zodiacal constellation in the skyis Virgo (Virgo). It was named in honor of Demeter, the Greek goddess of agriculture and fertility, the daughter of Rhea and Cronus, who later gave birth to the goddess Persephone. The constellation Virgo is the brightest spectral binary star Spica, which translated from Latin means "spike".
The zodiacal constellation Virgo located between the constellations of Libra and Leo also star in this cluster is the point of the autumnal equinox.
The pictures with the image of a starry nightsky in the hands of the Virgin is holding an ear of wheat, which is located on the site of the star Spica. The second brightest star in the constellation Virgo - Vindeamatriks, which translated from Arabic means "vinogradnitsa" or "vinodelatelnitsa". This is due to the fact that when a star begins to rise, farmers are starting to collect the grapes and make wine from it. To the naked eye in the constellation Virgo can be seen about one hundred and seventy one star. The Christian religion is a constellation associated with the Mother of Jesus Christ.
Legend of the constellation Virgo
According to Greek legend, the god ZeusHe promised Hades, ruler of the underworld, her daughter Persephone wife. When she grew up, Hades demanded; the promise of Zeus - Zeus but could not give Persephone sinister god, and he kidnapped her, locked in his underground kingdom. Persephone's mother, Demeter, goddess, fell into despair and so bitterly mourned their lost daughter, that the fertile fields of the earth have become parched barren desert.
Despite the pleas of the people, inconsolable mother could not stop the flow of her tears, and then the gods were first considered indifferent and cruel beings.
However, Zeus noticed the mountain of death, and realized that theydie of hunger if Persephone will not be rescued from the captivity of Hades. By order of the supreme god of the underworld king he was forced to return to the beautiful goddess, and Persephone was saved, after which she lifted up with her mother Demeter Olympus.
Later, Zeus decided the fate of her daughter as followsway, two-thirds of the year she had to live with her mother on Olympus or in the world, and one-third of the year belonged to her husband Hades, who could take it into the ground at this time. Thus, people are legends that nature blossoms when Persephone comes to the ground and dies, when it descends into Hades.