It has been associated with nearly every prominent goddess. There are too many stories to tell here. I have included the ones that are most known. In Babylonian Mythology the Virgo constellation was known as "The Furrow", representing the goddess Shala's ear of corn or ear of grain.
We leave behind the roaring lion and embrace the humble virgin. As a mutable earth sign, Virgo strives to bring order and perfection to the world through the alchemical synthesis of paradox. She carries fire and grain and embodies the secrets of life, the cycles of nature and the force that makes things grow. Virgo is a feminine sign and is ruled by Mercury , although some say it should be ruled by the healer Chiron , while others go for Ceres , the Roman goddess of the harvest. Despite these modern suggestions, Mercury is exalted in Virgo and adds another layer of symbolism to the healing motif of the sign.
Once upon a time, in the ancient lands of Greece, long before written laws and courthouse television shows, there lived a young woman named Thalia and her mother, Phaidra. The two women sat at a table together and drank wine. The people of their Greek village had been suffering much from a recent but violent drought. While each of the women sat—and rested with their drink before taking up work again—they were unexpectedly visited by a local woman, Amarantha.
Virgo is a congested constellation with dozens of known exoplanets and at least a dozen Messier objects. It is the largest constellation of the Zodiac and the second-largest constellation overall, behind Hydra. Virgo covers 1, square degrees. Most of the constellation's stars are dim, but Virgo's bright blue-white star, Spica, is fairly easy to locate.