The constellation of Virgo is representative of purity and fertility, it is also known as divine justice, order and law. Virgo is the sixth sign of the Zodiac and the second to have a human representation. Virgo is depicted as a young woman holding a sheaf of wheat, for the constellation of Virgo is associated with the harvest. Babylonians called the constellation The Furrow, the Goddess of corn. The most prominent star in Virgo is named Spica, meaning the Ear of Corn. The constellation also represents Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ.
The legend of Virgo is found in the Greek myth of creation. The story goes before man and animal lived on Earth, a race of giants, called titans, ruled the world. Two titan brothers, Prometheus and Epimeteus, were given task of creating human beings and animals. When this was done, Epimeteus set about giving various gifts to the animals-wings to one kind, claws to another, etc. He was so generous that when it came time to dispense something to mankind, he had nothing left to give, so he asked Prometheus for help. Prometheus went to heaven and came back with the gift of fire. This made man superior to other species, for the fire could keep warm, make tools, and eventually develop commerce and science.
Jupiter, chief of gods, become so angry at the god's secret of fire being given to man that he bound Prometheus to a rock at Mount Causcasus where an eagle constantly tore at his liver, though never entirely consuming it. He also sent a curse to Earth - brought by the first woman. He name was Pandora, meaning "a gift of all the gods."
Pandora brought with her a box, which she was told never to open. One day, seized with curiosity, she lefted the lid of the box. Out sprang terrible plagues to haunt mankind: sickness and death for the body, anger, envy, and revenge for the mind. At the bottom of the box lay one thing that had not escaped...hope.
During the terrible times that followed, the gods deserted Earth one by one and went to live in heaven. The very last to leave was Virgo, Goddess of innocence and purity. After leaving Earth, Virgo was placed among the stars and became the constellation of Virgo, the Virgin. The legend is that one day The Golden Age will come again, and that Virgo will return to Earth and restore hope.