The Story Behind Virgo

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  1. Astraea a goddess of justice? What about Dike and Nemesis? I thought Astraea was just one of those pretty faces who was chased until she had no other means of escape but to jump off something or create water from a rock and then be placed among the stars.

    Acting as a prostitute before a wedding makes no sense…though, neither do bachelor/bachelorette parties, either.

    From your explanation of Virgo as the “one who won’t be possessed,” I can see why you picked the girl with the dragon tattoo. Otherwise, I’d peg her as a “Krabulus” or Scorpio. She has a vindictive streak and is far from naive as Virgos (as I have read) are claimed to be. Harold Crick definitely starts with the practical Virgo mind until warm, sensitive Pisces baker gal softens him up with a cookie.

    I am curious how horror fandom and Virgo relate…how does a “practical” and “not to be possessed harlot” write semi-corny horror fiction?

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    1. I’m sure there are loads more we could include here. Astraea is described as the goddess of justice by Liz Greene in ‘The Astrology of Fate’: “A daughter of Zeus, she once lived on earth and mingled with men, but became increasingly disgusted at their baseness and eventually retreated to the heavens as the constellation of Virgo.”

      These myths have many different versions, so it depends who is telling the tale…


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