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Wednesday, March 3, 2010



Sculpture of marble realized by Bernini between 1615 and 1616. It measures 45 cm of height and remains in the Galleria Borghese, Rome.

The Borghese Gallery is an art gallery in Rome, Italy, housed in the former Villa Borghese Pinciana, a building that was from the first integral with its gardens, nowadays considered quite separately by tourists as the Villa Borghese gardens.

In Greek mythology, Amalthea or Amaltheia is the most often mentioned among foster-mothers of Zeus. Her name in Greek is clearly an epithet, signifying the presence of an earlier nurturing goddess, whom the Hellenes, whose myths we know, knew to be located in Crete, where Minoans may have called her a version of "Dikte". Amalthea is sometimes represented as the goat who suckled the infant-god in a cave in Cretan Mount Aigaion ("Goat Mountain"), sometimes as a goat-tending nymph of uncertain parentage (the daughter of Oceanus, Haemonius, Olenos, or - according to Lactantius — Melisseus), who brought him up on the milk of her goat. Having multiple and uncertain mythological parents, indicates wide worship of a deity in many cultures having varying local traditions. Amalthea becomes blurred with Adamanthea at times.

In the mythology, Capricorn is associated often with the mythological figure of the goat Amaltea, which nursed and raised Zeus in the island of Crete to hide it from Stopwatches, his father, who was devouring his children. When Zeus, already adult, fought against the Titans, an armor was made by the skin of this mythical goat, which would turn into the Aegis, Zeus's shield forged by Hefesto, god of the fire. First Zeus donated this shield to Apollo, and then to his daughter Atenea, goddess of the war.

Amalthea also is a company that is employed at consultancy, engineering and softtware.
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