Each Zodiac Sign's Mythology: Its Beginnings and Symbolism.  

The mythology behind each zodiac sign is rich with ancient stories and symbolism, shaping the characteristics associated with each sign in astrology.

Aries, the first sign, is associated with the ram, symbolizing leadership and courage. In Greek mythology, Aries is linked to the Golden Fleece sought by Jason and the Argonauts.  

The ram with the Golden Fleece was a gift from Hermes to Nephele, a cloud nymph, and was sacrificed by Phrixus to save himself and his sister Helle. 

Taurus, represented by the bull, is associated with fertility and strength. In Greek mythology, Taurus is often linked to the Cretan Bull, a creature captured by Hercules as one of his Twelve Labors.

Gemini, depicted as twins, is associated with duality and communication. In Greek mythology, Gemini is linked to Castor and Pollux, twin brothers known as the Dioscuri.  

They were transformed into the constellation Gemini after death, representing the inseparable bond between siblings.

Cancer, symbolized by the crab, is associated with protection and nurturing. In Greek mythology, Cancer is linked to the story of the Crab sent by Hera to distract Hercules during his battle with the Hydra.

Leo, represented by the lion, symbolizes strength and royalty. In Greek mythology, Leo is associated with the Nemean Lion, a fierce creature slain by Hercules as one of his labors.

Virgo, depicted as a maiden, symbolizes purity and harvest. In Greek mythology, Virgo is often associated with Demeter, the goddess of agriculture and fertility.

Each zodiac sign's mythology offers insights into its symbolism and characteristics, enriching our understanding of astrology's cultural and historical significance.

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