Myths about the Roman Goddess Astrea

Roman Gods

Myths about the Roman Goddess Astrea

  • Myths about the Roman Goddess Astrea
  • Roman Religion and beliefs
  • Roman Mythology and Legends
  • Pagan Roman Gods
  • Ancient history, facts and interesting information about the Romans
  • Myths about the Roman Goddess Astrea
 

Myths about the Roman Goddess Astrea


Myths about the Roman Goddess Astrea

The content of this 'Myths about the Roman Goddess Astrea article provides interesting information about the legends and stories from Roman mythology about this famous Roman Goddess.

Myths about the Roman Goddess Astrea
The Aastrea, goddess of justice, was daughter of Astraeus, one of the Titans  according to Ovid, of Jupiter and Themis. She descended from heaven in the golden age, and inspired mankind with principles of justice and equity, but the world growing corrupt, she re-ascended thither, where she became the constellation in the Zodiac called Virgo.

This goddess is represented with a serene countenance, her eyes bound or blinded, having a sword in one hand, and in the other a pair of balances, equally poised, or rods with a bundle of axes, and sitting on a square stone. Among the Egyptians, she is described with her left hand stretched forth and open, but without a head. According to the poets, she was conversant on earth during the golden and silver ages, but in those of brass and iron, was forced by the wickedness of mankind to abandon the earth and retire to heaven. Virgil hints that she first quitted courts and cities, and betook herself to rural retreats before she entirely withdrew.

Myths about the Roman Goddess Astrea
The content of this Myths about the Roman Goddess Astrea category on the mythology of Ancient Rome provides free educational details and information for reference and research for schools, colleges and homework. Refer to the Colosseum Sitemap for a comprehensive search on interesting different categories containing the history, facts and information about the legends and mythology of Ancient Rome.

Myths about the Roman Goddess Astrea

 


 
Myths about the Roman Goddess Astrea

  • Myths about the Roman Goddess Astrea
  • Roman Religion and beliefs
  • Roman Mythology and Legends
  • Pagan Roman Gods
  • Ancient history, facts and interesting information about the Romans
  • Myths about the Roman Goddess Astrea

The Romans - Myths about the Roman Goddess Astrea - Legends - Stories - Mythology - Pagan - Beliefs - Ancient Rome - Encyclopedia - Reference - Research - Information - Info - Romans - Italy - Educational - Schools - Colleges - Homework - Anceint - Goddesses - Goddess - Legends - Stories - Mythology - Pagan - Beliefs - Ancient Rome - Encyclopedia - Reference - Research - Information - Info - Romans - Italy - Educational - Schools - Colleges - Homework - Anceint - Goddess - Goddess - Myths about the Roman Goddess Astrea - Written By Linda Alchin

Myths about the Roman Goddess Astrea

2014 Siteseen Ltd.

Cookies Policy

Privacy Statement

Myths about the Roman Goddess Astrea