Aquarius is sometimes identified with Ganymede, a beautiful
youth in Greek mythology with whom Zeus fell in love and, in the disguise of an
eagle (represented by the constellation Aquila), carried off to Olympus to be
"cup-bearer" to the gods. Aquarius has also been identified as the
pourer of the waters that flooded the Earth in the ancient Greek version of the
Great Flood myth. As such, the constellation Eridanus the river is sometimes
identified as a river being poured by Aquarius.
Aquarius may also, together with the constellation Pegasus, be part of the origin of the myth of the Mares of Diomedes, which forms one of The Twelve Labours of Heracles. Its association with pouring out rivers, and the nearby constellation of Capricornus, may be the source of the myth of the Augean stable, which forms another of the labours. (From Wikipedia)
Zodiac: Aquarius Known as: The Water Bearer Native American Animal: Otter Associated with: Change, Invention and Revolution Zodiac Quality: Fixed Element: Air Planet: Uranus Gender: Masculine Nature: Positive (Extrovert) / Yang Season: Winter Tarot: Fool & Star Flower: Orchid Gemstones: Amethyst, Amber & Hematite Metal: Uranium Number: 8 or 1 & 7
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