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Can you name the mythological inspiration for the signs of the Zodiac?

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SignCharacterExplanation
AriesCreature sent to rescue Phrixus, and whose fleece served as the prize of a quest for the Argonauts; Krios is the Titan of the south and is often associated with the constellation as it is first to rise from the south
TaurusThe man-bull child of Minos' wife and a bull with which she fell in love as a curse from Poseidon. The monster was trapped in the labyrinth and a boy and girl were occasionally sent in as sacrifices in exchange for peace
GeminiThe divine twin sons of Zeus(though sometimes one is mortal). They took part in the Argo's journey
CancerThe crab summoned by Hera to assist the hydra in its fight with Heracles
LeoThe First Labor of Heracles featured the slaying of this beast
VirgoThe daughter of Demeter and Zeus, wife/niece of Hades, and Queen of the Underworld
LibraGoddess of Justice, daughter of Zeus, and personification of justice
SignCharacterExplanation
ScorpioThe scorpion summoned by Gaea to kill Orion; its sting is represented in the constellation Orion by the star of the same name
SagittariusCentaur archer, teacher of many Greek heroes, and child of Kronos
CapricornSon of Almaltheia- the she-goat who nursed infant Zeus; he is the god of nature and satyrs among other thingd
AquariusThe servant who brought nectar to the gods and brief lover to Zeus
PiscesThe mother and child who took the form of fish to hide themselves from Typhon. The mother placed the fish in the stars as thanks
OphiuchusThe son of Apollo, the god of medicine, and the bearer of the serpent-entwined rod

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