virgo-4The Virgin Mary is the constellation Virgo, also known as Virgo the Virgin.  Virgo in Latin means virgin.

“The goddesses have stories to tell. One such story—far too long ignored—is that, in their original, unadulterated form, they were parthenogenetic. The word parthenogenesis comes from the Greek parthenos, ‘virgin’ more or less, and gignesthai, ‘to be born.’ It means, essentially, to be born of a virgin—that is, without the participation of a male. For a goddess to be ‘parthenogenetic’ thus means that she stands as a primordial creatrix, who requires no male partner to produce the cosmos, earth, life, matter and even other gods out of her own essence. Plentiful evidence shows that in their earliest cults, before they were subsumed under patriarchal pantheons as the wives, sisters and daughters of male  gods, various female deities of the ancient Mediterranean world were indeed considered self-generating, virgin creatrixes.”

Dr. Marguerite Rigoglioso, Virgin Mother Goddesses of Antiquity (1)

“The ancient glyph for Virgo is the altered “M”.  This is why Mary along with other virgin mothers, such as Adonis’s mother Myrra, or Buddha’s mother Maya begin with an M.  Virgo is also referred to as the House of Bread, and the representation of Virgo is a virgin holding a sheaf of wheat.  This House of Bread and its symbol of wheat represents August and September, the time of harvest.  In turn, Bethlehem, in fact, literally translates to “house of bread”.  Bethlehem is thus a reference to the constellation Virgo, a place in the sky, not on Earth.”
 

“As it turns out, the Virgin Mary … is founded upon older goddesses. Following on the heels of goddesses such as Aphrodite, Astarte, Cybele, Demeter, Hathor, Inanna, Ishtar and Isis, Mary is “both virgin and mother, and, like many of them, she gives birth to a half-human, half-divine child, who dies and is reborn.” (Baring, 548) Regarding the Great Mother Goddess, upon whom Mary is based and whose names are legion, in Forerunners and Rivals of Christianity (II, 45) Francis Legge says:

“Her most prominent characteristics show her to be a personification of the Earth, the mother of all living, ever bringing forth and ever a virgin…”

Sources:

  • Moon Mary:  Queen of Heaven –  http://www.truthbeknown.com/mary.html
  • https://xrystiann.wordpress.com/