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date: 30 November 2022

Amalthealocked

Amalthealocked

  • J. N. Bremmer

Extract

Amalthea, the goat that suckled *Zeus after his birth, when he was hidden in a cave to prevent his father *Cronus from devouring him (Callim. Hymn 1); later, rationalizing versions made the goat into a nymph. The myth was connected by Ovid (Fast. 5. 111–28) with another, perhaps originally independent, tradition about a (bull's) horn of plenty’ of the nymph Amalthea, (Pherec. FGrH 3 F 42).

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  • Greek Myth and Religion

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