GREEK ORIGIN OF ZODIAC SIGNS AND ASTROLOGY
The zodiac signs and astrology have their roots in ancient Greek mythology.
The twelve zodiac signs are named after Greek gods and goddesses.
Aries is named after the Greek god of war, Taurus after the bull form taken by Zeus, and Gemini after the twins Castor and Pollux.
Cancer is named after the giant crab that battled Hercules, while Leo is named after the Nemean lion that Hercules defeated.
Virgo is named after the goddess of agriculture, Libra after the goddess of justice, and Scorpio after the scorpion that killed Orion.
Sagittarius is named after the centaur Chiron, Capricorn after the sea-goat Pricus, and Aquarius after the water-bearer Ganymede.
Pisces is named after the fish that saved Aphrodite and her son Eros from the monster Typhon.
Astrology was used in ancient Greece to predict the future and understand human behavior.
The philosopher Plato believed that the stars and planets had a direct influence on human affairs.
The Greek astronomer Ptolemy wrote a book on astrology called the Tetrabiblos.
Astrology continued to be popular in the Byzantine Empire and was later adopted by the Arabs and Europeans.
Today, astrology is still widely practiced and studied, with many people finding guidance and insight in their horoscopes.
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