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Æʹgis

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The shield of Jupiter made by Vulcan was so called, and symbolised “Divine protection.” The shield of Minerva was called an œgis also. The shield of Jupiter was covered with the skin of the goat Amalthæa, and the Greek for goat is, in the genitive case, aigos. The ægis made by Vulcan was of brass.

I throw my œgis over you, I give you my protection.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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