January 25, 2005

*What's Your Sign: Capricorn

(Previously, Sagittarius)

The constellation of Capricorn honors the goat-nymph Amalthea, who saved an infant Zeus. Zeus was hidden from his Titan father, Cronus, who had eaten all of Zeus's siblings. While hiding in Crete, the baby was fed and taken care of by Amalthea. Capricorn means "goat horn".

Of course, as with all the zodiac constellations, there are other theories.

Posted by Jennifer at January 25, 2005 02:58 PM


Anytime I read, "..,eaten all of Zeus' siblings,.."or similar words, I remain grateful that American mythology is Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, JFK,etc,...

Posted by: jrd at January 25, 2005 03:41 PM