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Amalthaea(ăm'əlthē`ə), in Greek mythology, the stepmother of Zeus, a she-goat or nymph who nursed the infant Zeus. It was said that Zeus made one of her magnificent horns into the cornucopiacornucopia
, in Greek mythology, magnificent horn that filled itself with whatever meat or drink its owner requested. Some legends designate it as a horn of the river god Achelous, others as a horn of the goat Amalthaea.
..... Click the link for more information. and set her image among the stars as the star Capella in the constellation Capricorn.
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goat who provided milk for baby Zeus. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 41]
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