HORRORSCOPES - The Dark Zodiac: VIRGO
The Greek virgin goddess of justice, innocence, purity and precision.
She is closely associated with the Greek goddess of justice, Dike (daughter of Zeus and Themis).
Astraea, the celestial virgin, was the last of the immortals to live with humans during the Golden Age, one of the old Greek religion's five deteriorating Ages of Man.
Fleeing from the new wickedness of humanity, she ascended to heaven to become the constellation Virgo.
The nearby constellation Libra reflected her symbolic association with Dike, who in Latin culture as 'Justitia' is said to preside over the constellation.
In the Tarot, the 8th card, Justice, with a figure of Justitia, can thus be considered related to the figure of Astraea on historical iconographic grounds.
According to legend, Astraea will one day come back to Earth, bringing with her the return of the utopian Golden Age of which she was the ambassador.
The ninth work in my 'HORRORSCOPES - The Dark Zodiac' series.
Available now as a print measuring 12" x 17".
Signed in silver ink and delivered in a re-enforced black tube -
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