Goddess Astraea  

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"ASTRAEA", KNOWN AS THE STAR MAIDEN, WAS THE VIRGIN GODDESS OF JUSTICE AND FAIRNESS IN CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY. A PURE GODDESS, SHE IS THE DAUGHTER OF "ZEUS" AND "THEMIS", BORN ON EARTH DURING THE GOLDEN AGE WHEN HER FATHER HAD BROUGHT THE GODS TO EARTH TO DWELL AMONG MANKIND. SHE LIVED ON THE EARTH AND OFTEN WALKED THROUGH THE TOWNS AND CITIES SMILING AT THE PEOPLE AND HELPING THEM TO TREAT EACH OTHER WELL. EVENTUALLY THOUGH, THE PEOPLE BECAME MORE EVIL AND MEANER TO EACH OTHER, AND THE GODS ABANDONED THEM AND WENT BACK TO HEAVENS. "ASTRAEA" LINGERED BEHIND, STILL HOPEFUL, BUT WHEN MANKIND BEGAN TO FORGE WEAPONS OF WAR, SHE TOOK HER LEAVE AND MADE HER ABODE AMONG THE STARS WHERE SHE WAS TRANSFORMED INTO THE CONSTELLATION "VIRGO. "

SHE IS DEPICTED AS HOLDING A SWORD IN ONE HAND AND IN THE OTHER A PAIR OF SCALES WHICH LATER BECAME THE CONSTELLATION OF "LIBRA." SHE WEARS A CROWN OF STARS. "ASTRAEA "REPRESENTS THE FOUR SEASONS AND THE NATURAL ORDER INCLUDING BIRTH, CHANGE, ABUNDANCE AND DEATH - SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN AND WINTER. WHEN SHE HAD LIVED ON THE EARTH, SHE TAUGHT THE PEOPLE ABOUT THE NATURAL ORDER OF THE WORLD WHICH WAS IN TUNE WITH UNIVERSAL ENERGIES.

IT HAS BEEN PROPHESIED THAT THE GOLDEN AGE SHOULD EVENTUALLY RETURN AND WITH IT "ASTRAEA "AND THE OTHER DEITIES.

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