Myths regarding Sagittarius
Sagittarius is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Sagittarius. Sagittarius was always represented as a centaur with a bow. It is possible, that Sagittarius represents a particular centaur. The ancient Greeks believed a centaur is not only adventurous and brave, but also wise. Chiron, the centaur was a great friend of Hercules, the Greek hero. In Greek myths, Sagittarius is shown as the representative of the Greek god Zeus. Sometimes, Sagittarius is also associated with the Greek goddess Tyche and the Norse God Thor.
Another Greek myth connects Sagittarius with Crotus, the son of Pan, the goat-god, and Eupheme, the nurse of the Muses. The Greeks considered the centaur Chiron as the King of Centuars. According to Greek myths, Sagittarius is a wild and uncivilized centaur that was wise. The kings of Greece would send their sons to Chiron for their education. Chiron was not only a teacher, but also a philosopher and a hermit. According to the Greeks, Sagittarius, the archer, is the son of Saturn. Chiron, the Sagittarius, was popular among the Greek gods and goddesses.