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GenderFeminine
ScriptsΑστραια Ancient Greek

Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek Αστραια (Astraia), derived from Greek αστηρ (aster) meaning "star". Astraea was a Greek goddess of justice and innocence. After wickedness took root in the world she left the earth and became the constellation Virgo.
VariantAstraia
Other Languages & CulturesAstra English

Categories

celestial, goddesses, Greek mythology, justice, Latinizations, purity, space, stars
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute