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This name derives from the Ancient Greek “aix (αἴξ) Aigéus / Aigéas (Αἰγεύς / Αιγέας) > Ægeus”, meaning “sea of goats”. Aegeus was an archaic figure in the founding myth of Athens. The "goat-man" who gave his name to the Aegean Sea was, next to Poseidon, the father of Theseus, the founder of Athenian institutions and one of the kings of Athens. Upon the death of the king his father, Pandion II, Aegeus and his three brothers, Pallas, Nisos, and Lykos, took control of Athens from Metion, who had seized the throne from Pandion. They divided the government in four but Aegeus became king.

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