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Urania in Myth
Urania was the Muse of Astronomy. In this capacity, she (and the other Muses
) were invoked for inspiration by poets such as Hesiod. Indeed, Hesiod is attributed with naming the Muses, and the name Urania (Ourania
) appears in Hesiod's Theogony
Because of the relationship between Urania and astronomy, it seems reasonable to include a list of the zodiac signs on a page about this muse. However, please keep in mind that this connection between the Muse of Astronomy and the zodiac does not necessarily reflect ancient beliefs - it is merely for the sake of organization. With that in mind, here is a list of the zodiac signs:
the water bearer
Who's Who in Classical Mythology
This book is a great source for information about Greek and Roman mythology! Organized alphabetically, this who's who features information about over 1200 of the most intriguing characters from Classical myth and legend.
The stories of Classical myth come to life in Bulfinch's book. This edition also features legends from other cultures.
Do you have a specific question about Greek, Roman, and Celtic mythology? Then try the Mythography forum!