There are two common myths relating to aquarius one is the story of the great flood, similar to the story of noah's arc, and the other is the abduction of ganymede the great flood this myth has it that zeus had concluded that mankind had become very evil and should be destroyed he decided to send a great flood to. In today's video i tell the greek mythology behind the sign of aquarius as always, thank you for the support and feel free to leave your thoughts and opinio. Click to enlarge, the constellation of aquarius shows a person pouring water out of a jug the story behind this group of stars is that of handsome ganymede, cup bearer to zeus ganymede was the son of king tros, after whom troy was named the young prince was the most exquisite and handsome youth that ever. Aquarius star sign home aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign of the zodiac , originating from the constellation aquarius the water carrier in greek mythology, aquarius is identified with ganymede, a youth whom zeus fell in love with ganymede is a divine hero whose homeland was troy zeus in the guise of an. Eventually, zeus fell madly in love with a young, unblemished ganymede, (whom he initiated, (or raped,) into pederasty (in greek mythology a ganymede is a young cupbearer of the gods – in this case, he was an innocent and most beautiful young trojan prince greeks saw a ganymede as “the symbol of gay pederast. Renaissance panel ceiling by baldassare peruzzi entitled the rape of ganymede ( c 1509-14) villa farnesina, rome, italy in the greek tradition, the aquarius constellation became represented as simply a single vase from which a stream poured down to piscis austrinus the name in the hindu zodiac. Many believed that ganymede was oblivious to hera's gaze – this was not true the young boy did not have to look up to know that the goddess was staring at him with eyes that could stop a man cold and ganymede definitely did not have to draw near to feel her hate she took over all his senses.
Needless to say that aquila was the eagle that in greek mythology actually bore ganymede (aquarius) up to mt olympus the eagle was also the thunderbolt carrier for zeus besides, ganymede is the largest moon of jupiter and in the solar system still an extra fact is that according to observations made. Ganymede, greek ganymēdēs, latin ganymedes, or catamitus, in greek legend , the son of tros (or laomedon), king of troy he was later identified with the constellation aquarius ganymede and zeus in the form of an eagle, antique marble statue in the vatican museum anderson—alinari/art resource, new york. Greek legend, however, tells of ganymede, an exceptionally handsome, young prince of troy he was spotted by zeus, who immediately decided that he would make a perfect cup-bearer the story then differs - one version telling how zeus sent his pet eagle, aquila, to carry ganymede to olympus, another that it was zeus,.
In greek mythology aquarius was ganymede, cup-bearer to the gods ganymede's story is told in aquila his position was essentially to pour wine for all the gods on olympus, a function far removed from the initial importance of the water bearer, as it first rose in babylonia in fact, the constellation seems to have. In greek mythology, ganymede, or ganymedes (greek: γανυμήδης, ganymēdēs) , is a divine hero whose homeland was troy he was a prince, son of the eponymous zeus later put ganymede in the sky as the constellation aquarius, which is still associated with that of the eagle (aquila) however his name would also be.
According to greek mythology, the story of aquarius concerns ganymede—a young prince, and one of the most desirable men in troy ganymede was plucked out of his city by mercurial zeus (transformed into an eagle to steal the boy away), who made the prince his personal cup-bearer unhappy trapped. Ganymede is immortalized in the night sky as the constellation aquarius this piece was inspired by the following stories: ancient greek he shall remain by : iconjack-lilac458: [link] cupbearer by cari lannam [link] obviously, it's no secret that i like drawing slash stuff, so the fact that it's greek mythology. Zeusganymedegreek mythologygreek sculptureeagle 594 notes loadingshow more notes reblog 9 all your gods are teenage girls: aquarius ganymede was a beautiful prince of troy zeus spotted him and, disguised as an eagle, carried him away to olympus to be his cupbearer ganymede was often seen riding zeus's.
Aquarius: ganymede (although not a god) the cup bearer for the gods is heavily associated with aquarius he was a good-looking and was granted eternal youth for the reason that aquarius is known as the “water bearer” he is constantly associated with aquarius the astrology signs compared with greek mythology. Greek myth of aquarius probably the most familiar and accepted myth surrounding aquarius is the greek story of zeus kidnapping a young boy, ganymede according to greek mythology, zeus desired the youth and sent aquila, his pet eagle, to capture the boy and bring him to mount olympus eventually, zeus made.
To honor the events surrounding the elevation of ganymede to cup bearer and servant of the gods, jupiter placed the eagle, a shape he assumed when abducting ganymede to olympus, into the heavens as the constellation aquila ( eagle), and immortalized ganymede as the constellation aquarius. Ganymede was a trojan prince in greek mythology, known for his beauty he was the son of the king tros of dardania, after whom troy took its name, and. Mythology in greek mythology, aquarius was 'cup-bearer to the gods' ( ganymede) ganymede was the son of tros, king of troy (according to lucian, he was also son of dardanus) while tending his father's flocks on mount ida, ganymede was spotted by jupiter the king of gods became enamored of the boy and flew. In greek mythology aquarius is represented by ganymedes (ganymede), the beautiful phrygian boy who was carried off by an eagle to mount olympus to become the cup-bearer of zeus (roman jupiter, or jove) ganymedes was kidnapped from mount ida in phrygia while tending a flock of sheep zeus saw him and fell in.