Scorpio Myths and Legends
Scorpio is the 8th sign of the zodiac, represented by a Scorpion. Until separated by Libra, the scorpion stung the heels of Virgo at the Autumnal Equinox, while she crushed it underfoot. Scorpio is the Serpent in Genesis. In Greek myth, it was placed in the zodiac by Hera as a reward for killing Orion the Hunter. The story is similar to the Greek new-year tale of Cancer and its roots go back through Jewish myth to the Babylonian legend of the hero, Gilgamesh, when the new year began at the Autumnal Equinox.