The Constellation

The Constellation PiscesIn mythology, the constellation Pisces has been known since the early Greek and Roman times.

According to a Greek myth, Typhon, a monstrous god, wanted to over throw Zeus and his entire court of gods. So evil and brutal was Typhon that he caused the immortal gods and followers of Zeus to flee. Zeus remained alone and eventually was victorious over Typhon in battle.

Another ancient myth tells us that one day Aphrodite and her son Eros were walking along a riverbank when they saw the monstrous god, Typhon. As quickly as they could, they dove into the water and took the form of fishes. They tied a rope around themselves so they would not loose each other. They are immortalized as the Northern fish and the Western fish of Pisces. Thus, the two fishes.


“Mythology: the body of a primitive people's beliefs, concerning its origin, early history, heroes, deities and so forth, as distinguished from the true accounts which it invents later.” 
-- Ambrose Bierce

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"It is the part of men to fear and tremble when the most mighty gods by tokens send such dreadful heralds to astonish us."
-- William Shakespeare 

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“A one sentence definition of mythology? "Mythology" is what we call someone else's religion” 
-- Joseph Campbell


"In all the antique religions, Mythology takes the place of dogma."
-- William Robertson Smith

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"I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world and do not find in our particular superstition (Christianity) one redeeming feature. They are all alike, founded on fables and Mythology."
-- Thomas Jefferson

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"A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world."
-- Alan Watts

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"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge... myth is more potent than history... dreams are more powerful than facts... hope always triumphs over experience... laughter is the cure for grief... and love is stronger than death."
-- Robert Fulghum