今日は，この星座をガニュメーデースとするギリシャ-ローマ神話の原典の記述を，the Theoi projectのサイトから，GANYMEDE (Ganymedes) - Greek Cup-Bearer of the Gods
Ganymedes and the Eagle, Greco-Roman mosaic from Paphos C3rd A.D., Kato Paphos Archaeological Park GANYMEDE (Ganymedes) - Greek Cup-Bearer of the Gods
ZEUS' ABDUCTION OF GANYMEDE
Homer, Iliad 20. 232 ff (trans. Lattimore) (Greek epic C8th B.C.) :
"Tros, who was lord of the Trojans, and to Tros in turn there were born three sons unfaulted, Ilos (Ilus) and Assarakos (Assaracus) and godlike Ganymedes (Ganymede) who was the loveliest born of the race of mortals, and therefore the gods caught him away to themselves, to be Zeus' wine-pourer, for the sake of his beauty, so he might be among the immortals."GANYMEDE (Ganymedes) - Greek Cup-Bearer of the Gods
［星座］みずがめ座Aquarius (Water Bearer水を運搬する者)
GANYMEDE & THE CONSTELLATION AQUARIUS
Pseudo-Hyginus, Astronomica 2. 16 :
"[Constellation] Aquila (Eagle).
This is the eagle which is said to have snatched Ganymede up and given him to his lover, Jove [Zeus] . . . And so it seems to fly above Aquarius, who, as many imagine, is Ganymede."GANYMEDE (Ganymedes) - Greek Cup-Bearer of the Gods
Pseudo-Hyginus, Astronomica 2. 29 :
"[Constellation] Aquarius (Water Bearer).
Many have said he is Ganymede, whom Jupiter [Zeus] is said to have made cupbearer of the gods, snatching him up from his parents because of his beauty. So he is shown as if pouring water from an urn."GANYMEDE (Ganymedes) - Greek Cup-Bearer of the Gods