The constellation Aquila is identified as The Eagle that held the thunderbolts of Zeus. As messanger to Zeus, Aquila was responsible for bringing Ganymede to Olympus to serve as cup bearer to the gods after Hebe, daughter of Zeus relinquished the post upon marrying Heracles.

Ganymede is Jupiter's largest moon and is the Roman name for Zeus. Ganymede appears in the sky as god's water bearer, Aquarius.

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