AMALTHEAAlso known as AMALTHEIA
The Foster Mother of [ZEUS] — or possibly her goat.
It probably wasn't much fun hiding baby ZEUS in such a spot. Particularly as she'd employed a team of CYBELE worshippers to dance and drum and make incredibly loud noises outside the cave to ensure no-one heard baby ZEUS wailing.
Other versions of the legend claim that AMALTHEA was not so much a Nymph as a Goat. Okay, so Mount Aigaion means 'Mountain of the Goat', but that's hardly convincing proof.
Goat or Nymph? Let the reader decide. Perhaps AMALTHEA the Nymph kept a goat. The answer may lie in the stars where you'll find her leading a quiet and secretive life in the constellation of Capricorn the goat.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : Spiritual Being
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : AMALTHEIA
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