Ramblings & ephemera

1 Henry VI: Astraea

From William Shakespeare’s Henry VI, part 1 (I: 6):

CHARLES:

Divinest creature, Astraea’s daughter,
How shall I honour thee for this success?

Astraea: in Greek religion and mythology, goddess of justice; daughter of Zeus and Themis. Because of the wickedness of man, she withdrew from the earth at the end of the Golden Age and was placed among the stars as the constellation Virgo.

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