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#606. Aquarius, The Cup Bearer. | by hawhawjames
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#606. Aquarius, The Cup Bearer.

Starting a signs of the zodiac series. I am interested in them as ancient images, it is a fun challenge, not my belief system. Enjoy!

Aquarius is sometimes identified with Ganymede, a beautiful youth in Greek mythology with whom Zeus fell in love and, in the disguise of an eagle (represented by the constellation Aquila), carried off to Olympus to be "cup-bearer" to the gods. Aquarius has also been identified as the pourer of the waters that flooded the Earth in the ancient Greek version of the Great Flood myth. As such, the constellation Eridanus the river is sometimes identified as a river being poured by Aquarius.

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Taken on March 14, 2012