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    Virgo. Shown with wheat sheaf in left hand (Spica) and palm frond in right hand. (From 19th century Urania's Mirror.) "Virgo the Maiden" www.bellaonline.c...

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    • J. E. Bruce

      The constellation Virgo is often said to personify Persephone, the daughter of Demeter, the harvest goddess. According to the famous Greek myth, eternal spring once reigned upon the Earth, until that fateful day when the god of the underworld abducted Persephone, the radiant maiden of spring.

    • Moondialing

      The constellation Virgo the Maiden fully returns to the early evening sky – with her feet planted on the eastern horizon - by late April and early May.

    • Corey Nguyen

      Virgo // vintage Constellation cards // from the "Urania's Mirror" boxed set, circa 1825.

    • Penny Carter

      Virgo? Here's your constellation | Constellations | EarthSky - via http://bit.ly/epinner

    • Angela Ogle

      Learning Curve on the Ecliptic: Zodiac Sign Virgo

    • Jay Yang

      Virgo // "Urania's Mirror" boxed set, circa 1825.

    • Rita Steinmetz Lennox

      Virgo? Here’s your constellation | EarthSky.org

    • Gods Of Old

      myths of the constellations - Google Search

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