Myth - Libra
Libra is the 7th sign of the zodiac and is remarkable for being the only one not represented by a living creature. Libra, the Scales of Balance and Final Judgment dates back to Egyptian afterlife rituals - wherein a scale was allegedly used to weigh the souls of the dead. Anubis weighs the heart of the deceased against the feather of Ma'at, goddess of truth and justice. Libra has also been associated, in mythology, with Tyche, the goddess of fortune (identified as Virgo) and also called The Lady Justice.
Her Scales were set amongst the stars as the constellation of Libra. In Italy, Fortuna began as a bringer of luck, of good crops and plentiful harvest. Hers was one of the very few festivals that slaves could attend as well as free persons. There are several myths which are associated with the astrological star sign, Libra.Astraea, daughter of Themis, are also associated with Libra. Greco-Roman goddesses such as Venus/Aphrodite, Discordia/Eris, Freyja and Frigg, Ishta, and Aztec god Xolotl are all associated with Libra.