"Starry-one." One of the Titans, the daughter of Astraeus and Eos. During the Golden Age she dwelt among mankind, but when evil and wickedness increased its grip on humans (during the Bronze Age) she left the earth, as the last of the immortals. She took up her abode among the stars as the constellation Virgo.

During the Titanomachy, the War of the Titans, she sided with Zeus and became one of his attendants and the bearer of his thunderbolts.

Astraea is often confused with Dike, the daughter of Zeus and Themis, who replaced her in her capacity as a goddess of justice.



  • Bartelink, Dr. G.J.M. (1988). Prisma van de mythologie. Utrecht: Het Spectrum.
  • Eratosthenes. Catasterismi, 9.
  • Hyginus. Poetical Astronomy, ii, 25.
  • Ovid. Metamorphoses i, 149.