The astrological symbol for Aquarius is said to represent waves or ripples of water and is one of the oldest recognized constellations along the Zodiac. The constellation is found in a region of the sky known as the Sea because of the large number of watery constellations such as Cetus, Pisces, Eridanus, etc.
The best known myth identifying Aquarius is the story of Ganymede. Ganymede was a beautiful Trojan youth with whom Zeus fell in love and who was carried off to Olympus to become the immortal cup bearer of the gods.
Characteristics Associated with the Aquarian Sun Sign*:
strong-willed, visionary, innovative, unprejudiced, humane, sociable, idealistic, intuitive, devoted, free-spirited, independent, intellectual, eccentric
*Note: This information about the Aquarius constellation/astrological sign/legend was drawn from the open source Wikipedia article.