|(Lady Liberty's predecessors)|
Scorpio is a feminine sign. This famous statue is not only female, but prototypically so. She stands proudly upon the shapely shoulders of those who came before: Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom; Columbia, personification of the United States of America; and the Indian princess, another traditional representation of the U.S.A.
America had just fought the Civil War, and Lincoln had just been assassinated. Laboulaye had therefore