Aega (goddess)


Aega (goddess)

:"This article is about the solar deity. For other meanings, see Aega, the disambiguation page."

In Greek mythology, Aega ("goat"; also Aex Αἴξ (genitive Αἰγός) was a minor Nature goddess, goddess of domesticated animals. She was the daughter of Helios and Gaia. When the Titans attacked Olympus, Gaia hid her in a cave to conceal her blinding brightness. In another myth, she and her sisters were to nurse Zeus; her sister Amalthea took Aega's place as wet-nurse. She later became the constellation Capella. She had a son, Aegipan, by Zeus; he was a similar deity to Pan.


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