There’s a legend about the constellation of the Maiden and the constellation about the Warrior. But is it really a legend or is it the truth?
People tell that the two constellations, once upon a time, were human. The Maiden’s human name was Uraraka Ochako, or so the stories said, while the Warrior’s human name was Bakugou Katsuki.
Their story is an unhappy one, as most myths are, but you can judge for yourself if their story is it really so unhappy.
Their legend starts in the city of Yuuei, the greatest city in all the realm. The Warrior was a vassal of the local king. The kingship, passed down from chosen king to chosen king, had always been an obstacle in the path of the greatest evil: All for One.
All for One was a powerful foe, one that almost killed the previous king, who was forced to step down. The new king, whose true name is lost to time, was a childhood friend of the Warrior.
But the Warrior was ambitious and so he challenged to combat the king. He left his castle unprotected, and when he returned, someone had arrived.
The Maiden was from a poor family, but she had met the king during his travels throughout the realm. She didn’t know that the scrawny boy who called himself Deku would become the heir to the realm, but she joined him on his quest anyways.
During all his adventures, she had helped him with her peculiar gravitational magic, something that had never been seen either before or after.
After Deku had become king, she had left alone to continue her travels, and soon enough she had reached the Warrior’s castle. The chamberlain had approved her stay at the castle, and when the Warrior had returned, he had challenged the Maiden to a duel.
The Maiden, a brave girl through and through, had accepted and fought the Warrior to a standstill. Impressed, the Warrior had asked her hand in marriage.
The Maiden had refused, but she had remained at the Warrior’s castle for quite some time. Slowly, she had fallen in love with the Warrior, and so she had told him she would marry him if she could come and go as she pleased.
The Warrior accepted and ordered the wedding in three weeks’ time, on the summer solstice.
Sadly, two days before the marriage news had come about some outlaws attacking the Warrior’s villages, and he had ridden out to defeat them.
Before he left, he had promised to the Maiden a swift return on his honour of warrior and his magic.
The Warrior was killed by a stray arrow on the day of his planned wedding.
The Maiden, inconsolable, veiled herself with a black veil made of the darkness between the stars and wandered the Earth helping humanity from that day until the day she died.
But this is not all there is to be to this story.
When the Warrior died, the Gods themselves took pity on him. He had been a loyal worshipper and a favourite of the God of War, Ares, so the God himself had asked for a place between the stars for his loyal worshipper.
The Warrior’s soul breathed life into a cluster of stars.
The Maiden, on the other hand, lived a long life under the protection of Hestia, the Goddess of the Hearth. The Goddess took pity on her and decided that she should spend eternity with her beloved, and placed her near the Warrior’s constellation.
Since then, the two lovers chase after each other in the night sky, to be reunited on the day of their wedding, on the summer solstice, only to be separated again the next night and start the cycle all over again.