Constellation Myths

The Stories Behind The Stars

Since ancient times, constellation myths have told the tales of gods and monsters, heroes and villains, and other legends using only the stars in the night sky. 

Each of the 12 zodiac sign meanings can be found in these myths, along with their origins.

People have looked upon the stars since the beginning of time, divining meaning out of the seemingly random specks of light that dot the sky.  In man's attempt to draw meaning from the powerful and mysterious forces of the universe, legends have been told about the purpose and creation of these stars.  Constellations, in and of themselves, are simply man-made groupings of stars, created to explain the most ancient and important questions of all time.

As we learn more about our universe, the purpose behind these constellations becomes less important to our understanding, yet we continue to reference these legends on a daily basis.  When was the last time you or someone you know checked their horoscope?  Have you ever heard someone say something like "He's such a Pisces..."?

We may not value constellation mythology today as our ancestors did many years ago, but that doesn't mean it is not without its value.

Let's start with the myths that most people are looking for - the 12 Zodiac Sign meanings.  Click on the links below to see the origins of the myths for each of these signs.

The Constellation Myths

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