Aquarius Myths and Legends
Aquarius is the 11th sign of the zodiac, represented by a young man bearing either a pitcher of water or a cup. The young man is Ganymedes, son of Tros who gave his name to Troy. Zeus took a fancy to Ganymedes and took him to be the cup bearer to the gods, previously the duty of Hera's daughter, Hebe. Hera's pique at this insult to her daughter annoyed Zeus who set Ganymedes in the sky as Aquarius.
The Mythology: Aquarius, the water carrier, is Ganymede, a beautiful Phrygian youth, son of Tros, King of Troy. While tending his father's flocks on Mount Ida, Jupiter, King of gods, became enamoured with him and flew down to the mountain in the form of a large bird, taking Ganymede into the heavens. Ever since, he has served as cup bearer to the gods.