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  Amalthea (mythology) - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The goat Amalthea's horn, according to the Alexandrian poet Callimachus (Hymn to Zeus) was the original of the drinking vessel called a rhyton, an inverted horn-shape in its most basic form, with an outlet hole in the pointed base, was the very horn from which the child Zeus drank.
Speaking generally, it was regarded as the symbol of inexhaustible riches, the "horn of plenty" or Cornucopia, and became the attribute of various divinities— of Hades in his manifestation as Plouton, the bringer of wealth, of Gaia, Demeter, Cybele, and of rivers as fertilizers of the land.
Amalthea's skin, or that of her goat, killed and skinned by the grown Zeus, became the protective aegis in some traditions, a vivid enough metaphor for the transfer of power to the Olympian gods..
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Amalthea_%28mythology%29   (517 words)

 Station Information - Amalthea (mythology)
In Greek mythology, Amalthea ("tender") is the foster-mother of Zeus.
Amalthea gave it to Achelous (her reputed brother), who exchanged it for his own horn which had been broken off in his contest with Heracles for the possession of Deianeira.
Speaking generally, it was regarded as the symbol of inexhaustible riches and plenty, and became the attribute of various divinities (Hades, Gaea, Demeter, Cybele, Hermes), and of rivers (the Nile) as fertilizers of the land.
www.stationinformation.com /encyclopedia/a/am/amalthea__mythology_.html   (253 words)

 Amalthea - Wikipedia
Amalthea was the last moon to be discovered by direct visual observation as opposed to photography, and the first since Galileo Galilei discoveredthe Galilean moons in 1610.
Amalthea is irregularly shaped and heavily scarred by craters, some of which are extremely large relative to the size of the moon.
The combination of Amalthea's irregular shape and large size implies that Amalthea is a fairly strong, rigid body; if it were composed of ices or other weak materials its own gravity would have pulled it into a more sphereical shape.
nostalgia.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amalthea   (589 words)

 Encyclopedia: Amalthea (mythology)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Greek mythology consists of an extensive collection of narratives detailing the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, which were first envisioned and disseminated in an oral-poetic tradition.
In Greek mythology, Melisseus (bee-man), the father of the nymphs Adrasteia and Ide who nursed the infant Zeus on Crete, was the eldest and leader of the nine Kuretes of Crete.
In Greek mythology, Minos was a semi-legendary king of Crete, son of Zeus and Europa.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Amalthea-(mythology)   (1521 words)

Aja (Hindu mythology) In Hindu mythology, Aja is one of the descendants of the Dasaratha...
Cuba (mythology) In Roman mythology, Cuba was the goddess of infants.
Lima (mythology) In Roman mythology, Lima was the goddess of thresholds.
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 Critters! Planets Section - Jupiter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Greek mythology Callisto was a nymph, beloved of Zeus.
In Greek mythology Ananke was the personification of unalterable necessity, or fate.
In Greek mythology Pasiphae was the wife of Minos and mother, by a white bull, of the Minotaur.
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 ...Y AsI hablO Zarathustra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Amalthea (greek mythology)~ Nymph of Mount Ida. She was the nymph who raised Zeus and protected Him from His father Cronus, who wanted to eat Him.
Amalthea kept a terrifying goat for infant Zeus to suckle from, and was eventually given a horn from that goat by a grown up Zeus.
Because of Amalthea's close proximity to Jupiter, it is exposed to the intense Jovian radiation field.
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 Zeus, Greek Mythology Link.
NYMPHS fed the child on the milk of the goat Amalthea while the CURETES in arms guarded the child in the cave, clashing their spears on their shields, in order to prevent Cronos to hear his voice.
She was a naiad, famous in the Cretan Mount Ida, who nursed Zeus when the newborn god had to be concealed and protected from his father Cronos, who, out of fear for being dethroned by his own son (as it had been predicted), devoured his offspring.
Amalthea hung Zeus in a cradle from a tree, so that he could be found neither in heaven nor on earth nor in the sea, and gathering youths, she gave them brazen shields and spears, and ask them to go around the tree making noise lest the cries of little Zeus be heard.
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 Sea and Sky's Tour of the Solar System: Other Jovian Moons
In Roman mythology, Adrastea was the daughter of Jupiter (Zeus) and Ananke and was the distributor of rewards and punishments.
Amalthea is very irregular in shape and is covered with craters.
Amalthea's orbit is synchronous, and it orbits with its long axis pointed towards Jupiter.
www.seasky.org /solarsystem/sky3f6.html   (1217 words)

 Jupiter's Moon: Amalthea
This is due to the fact that Amalthea's gravitational force is not large enough to pull itself into a sphere.
The largest crater on Amalthea is Pan while Gaea, though not as large width-wise is twice as deep depth-wise.
In addition, Amalthea has two mountains called the Mons Lyctas and the Mons Ida. These geographical features hold many mysteries that will remain unknown until further research can be conducted.
www.kidsnewsroom.org /elmer/infocentral/space/html/universe/solar_system/planets/jupiter/moons/amalthea.html   (209 words)

 Hesperides: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The apples were planted from the fruited branches that Gaia (Gaia: (Greek mythology) goddess of the earth and mother of Cronus and the Titans in ancient mythology) gave to her as a wedding gift when Hera accepted Zeus.
Heracles first caught Nereus (Nereus: (Greek mythology) a sea god son of Pontus and Gaea; lived in the depths of the sea with his wife Doris and their daughters the Nereids), the shape-shifting sea god, to learn where the Garden of the Hesperides was located.
Herakles was the only person to successfully steal the apples, although Athena (Athena: (Greek mythology) goddess of wisdom and useful arts and prudent warfare; guardian of Athens; identified with Roman Minerva) later returned the apples to their rightful place, in the garden.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/hesperides   (1340 words)

 Baby Names - Amalthea - Origin and Meaning of the Name Amalthea
Greek mythology: the name of the mountain goat that nursed the infant Zeus.
Amalthea is an uncommon female first name as it was not ranked for females of all ages in the 1990 U.S. Census.
Amalthea is an uncommon surname as it was not ranked for people of all ages in the 1990 U.S. Census.
www.thinkbabynames.com /meaning/0/Amalthea   (160 words)

In Greek mythology, Callisto was a nymph attendant upon Artemis and mother, by Zeus, of Arcas.
In Greek mythology, Leda was the mother, by Zeus, of Clytemnestra, Helen of Troy, and Castor and Pollux.
In Greek mythology, Pasiphae was the wife of Minos and mother of the Minotaur by a white bull belonging to Minos.
homepages.donobi.net /celestial/astronomy/proj/jupmoons/jupmoons.htm   (1974 words)

 Tomoe Hotaru - Astrology and Mythology
In Greek mythology, Cronus, youngest of the twelve Titans born to Gaea and Ouranos (Earth and Sky), castrated his father Ouranos with a big scythe (ouch O_O), driving him far away from Gaea.
Amalthea died peacefully long after Zeus overthrew the Titans and earned his throne on Olympus, and the grateful Zeus placed Amalthea and the cornucopia in the sky as the constellation Capricorn - the Goat's Horn - in honor of Amalthea's dedication to the king of the gods.
Amalthea's hide was used as a covering for Zeus's breastplate and the head of the Gorgon Medusa was mounted on it; this fearsome combination was known as the aegis.
www.jeddy.org /sm/tomoe/myth.html   (911 words)

 FictionPress.Com Story : The Tragedy of Amalthea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Greek Mythology: Amalthea (gentle) was Zeus’s foster mother after his real mother sent him to the island Crete so his father wouldn’t eat him.
Amalthea took the horn and filled it was flower and fruits and gave it to Zeus who placed it among the stars along with the goat (Monoceros).
It is Amalthea’s understanding of human emotion, her love, which allows her to succeed where her brothers and sisters had failed before her.
www.fictionpress.com /read.php?storyid=1484922   (1516 words)

 Nephele: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Greek mythology (Greek mythology: The mythology of the ancient Greeks), Nephele was a nymph who figured prominently in the story of Phrixus (Phrixus: in greek mythology, phrixus figured prominently in the story of jason and the argona...
She married Athamus (Athamus: the king of orchomenus in greek mythology, athamas ("rich harvest") was married first to...
In gratitude, Phrixus gave the king the golden fleece (golden fleece: In Greek mythology, a fleece of gold owned by the king of Colchis and guarded in a sacred grove by a dragon; recovered by Jason and the Argonauts) of the ram, which Aeetes hung in a tree in his kingdom.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/nephele   (288 words)

 Stephenson:Neal:The System of the World:Peter Hoxton - Metaweb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Roman mythology, Saturn's wife was sometimes said to be Ops (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ops) and not Mater (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna), Rhea's equivalent.
He was raised by a goat named Amalthea (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amalthea_(mythology)), while a company of Kouretes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korybantes), soldiers, or smaller gods danced, shouted, and clapped their hands to make noise so that Cronus would not hear the baby's cries.
In Roman mythology (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_mythology), the Saturnalia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturnalia) was in honor of Saturn.
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Of the 17 moons it is the 3rd closest to Jupiter, with a standoff distance of 181,300 km.
Amalthea is about the size of a county or small state, and is just 135 x 75 km (84 x 47 miles) in size.
As a small moon, the composition and surface features of Amalthea are unknown.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/jupiter/moons/amalthea.html   (130 words)

 Mythology Baby Names - Mythology Names
Mythology names 1-10 are Abellona, Accalia, Adonia, Aegina, Aglaia, Alala, Alcina, Alethea, Althea and Amalthea, and related Mythology names Apollonia and Thalia.
Please click on each of these Mythology names for more details, view more Mythology names from Amy to Asha, or search for "mythology" for boys.
View Mythology baby names 11-20 from Amy to Asha, or click on a page number for more Mythology baby names.
www.thinkbabynames.com /search/0/mythology   (365 words)

 Kennings Series - Mouth-Tale of Giants
Amalthea was appalled by Fey's theatrical dramatics, but the Duchess was mollified.
Amalthea thought her partner was laying it on a bit too thickly.
Amalthea put her foot on it, while Fey snatched off the pair of mirrored spectacles on the thief's face.
www.corrieweb.nl /scifi/giants.htm   (5615 words)

 :: Discovery Channel CA ::
Instead, tradition prevailed and the moon was given the mythological name "Amalthea", after the nymph who nursed the infant Jupiter.
To help solve the mystery of Amalthea's origins, scientists are planning to send Galileo flying by the little moon on November 5th.
But by measuring how Amalthea's gravity effects the motion of the spacecraft, scientists should be able to work out whether Jupiter's fifth moon is made of rock - like an asteroid, ice - like a comet, or something in between.
www.exn.ca /Stories/2002/11/01/52.asp?t=dp   (602 words)

 Rhea (mythology) - Art History Online Reference and Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Roman mythology, she was Magna Mater deorum Idaea and identified with Ops.
He was suckled by a goat named Amalthea, while a company of Kouretes, soldiers, or smaller gods danced, shouted and clapped their hands to make noise so that Cronus would not hear the baby's cry.
In Greek mythology, the Titan Zeus forced Cronus to disgorge the other children in reverse order of swallowing: first the stone, which was set down at Pytho under the glens of Parnassus to be a sign to mortal men, then the rest.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/Rhea_(mythology)   (646 words)

 :::► Dictionary of Meaning www.mauspfeil.net ◄:::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Her status as a Titan (mythology) titaness suggests to some that she may have been a more powerful pre-Hellenic deity, and perhaps the original occupant of the oracle.
Zeus was equivalent to the Roman mythology Roman god Jupiter (god) Jupiter (from '''Jovis Pater''' or "Father '''Jove'''") and associated in the syncretic classical imagination with various other deities, such as the Egyptian mythology Egyptian Ammon and the Etruscan mythology Etruscan Tinia.
For a time, a nymph named Echo (mythology) Echo had the job of distracting Hera from his affairs by incessantly talking: when Hera discovered the deception, she cursed Echo to repeat the words of others.
www.mauspfeil.net /Zeus.html   (3042 words)

 DiscoverThePlanets.Com - Jupiter, The 5th Planet from the Sun!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Amalthea (a nymph in Greek mythology) is the third moon from Jupiter.
Amalthea is dark and the reddest object known in the Solar System.
Observations of Amalthea by the Galileo spacecraft, in late 2002, showed that the moon has a very low density, indicating that it may be a loosely packed pile of rubble.
www.discovertheplanets.com /jupiter/jmoons/Amalthea.html   (340 words)

Amalthea, in Greek mythology, is the foster-mother of Zeus.
Amalthea is the third of Jupiter's known moons.
This is a disambiguation page; that is, one that just points to other pages that might otherwise have the same name.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/am/Amaltheia.html   (81 words)

 Myth and Other References Glossary
Her husband was killed in a storm at sea and the gods told her of his death by a dream.
Amalthea — in Greek mythology, she is either the goat on whose milk the infant Zeus was fed or the nymph who owned the goat.
Uranus — in Greek mythology, the sky and the father of the Titans.
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 Cornell News: Galileo images of Jupiter's moons
The large white region near the south pole of Amalthea marks the location of the brightest patch of surface material seen anywhere on these three moons.
For example, new views of Thebe, Amalthea and Metis were captured Jan. 4, and the highly compressed data were relayed by Jan. 25.
A large white region near the south pole of Amalthea is the brightest patch of surface material seen anywhere on the three moons.
www.news.cornell.edu /releases/April00/Simonelli.moons.deb.html   (1163 words)

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