Alternative parentage: Oceanus;[15] Haemonius;[15] Melisseus (2)[15]

As a nymph, she fed Zeus milk from a goat, and after the goat had broken one of its horns, Amaltheia filled it with herbs and fruit for Zeus. This was the origin of the cornucopia (Horn of Amaltheia).[15]
In other traditions, she is the she-goat who suckled the infant Jove, and was rewarded by being placed amongst the stars.[15]
Other legends make her the wife of a Libyan king,[15] or a terrifying beast descended from Helios.[H45]

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