Scripts Αιξ(Ancient Greek)
Other Forms FormsAega (Greek: Αίγη)
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Meaning & History
Latinized form of Greek Αιξ (Aix) meaning "goat". In Greek mythology Aex or Aega was a goat nymph who nursed the infant Zeus in Crete, and he afterwards changed her into the constellation Capella. She may be identical with Aix Amaltheia (see Amalthea). It was also borne by the Gorgon Aex, a primordial monster whose skin Zeus crafted into the aegis shield.