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aigís

This name derives from the Latin name “Aegidius”, meaning “the protecting, which in turn derives from the Ancient Greek aigís ‎(αἰγῐ́ς), meaning “the aegis a shield of Zeus or cloak of Athena, a goat-skin coat, a rushing storm, hurricane”. The Aigís, as stated in the Iliad, is the shield or buckler or breastplate of Athena and Zeus, famously bearing Medusa's head, which, according to Homer was fashioned by Hephaestus "... and among them went bright-eyed Athene, holding the precious aegis which is ageless and immortal: a hundred tassels of pure gold hang fluttering from it, tight-woven each of them, and each the worth of a hundred oxen."

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