One of the constellations. (August 23rd to September 23rd.)
Astræa, goddess of justice, was the last of the deities to quit our
earth, and when she returned to heaven became the constellation Virgo.
“When the bright Virgin gives the beauteous days.” Thomson:
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
More on Virgin from Infoplease:
- virginal: meaning and definitions - virginal: Definition and Pronunciation
- Virgo - Virgo Virgo [Lat.,=the virgin], constellation lying on the ecliptic (the sun's apparent path ...
- spinet - spinet spinet, musical instrument of the harpsichord family. Although the terms virginal and ...
- Organic Act Day: Virgin Islands - Organic Act Day in Vermont commemorates the organization of government there.|Celebrating a new constitution
- Liberty Day: U.S. Virgin Islands - Celebrating the life and work of David Hamilton Jackson.|Celebrating the life and work of David Hamilton Jackson