Amalthea

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Amalthea

(ˌæmælˈθiːə)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth
a. a nymph who brought up the infant Zeus on goats' milk
b. the goat itself
Also: Amaltheia

Amalthea

(ˌæmælˈθiːə)
n
(Astronomy) an inner satellite of Jupiter
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This goat having broken off one of its horns, Amalthaea filled the horn with flowers and fruits and presented it to Zeus, who, according to one version, placed it, together with the goat, among the stars.
The sum demanded was then given, and Amalthaea never appeared again.
There he was nursed by the nymph (or female goat) Amalthaea and guarded by the Curetes (young warriors).