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Amalthaea

Amalthaea (ămˌəlthēˈə) [key], 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 cornucopia and set her image among the stars as the star Capella in the constellation Capricorn.

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