Aegina

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1. Carved representation of lions' masks in Classical architecture, especially on cornices (e.g. temple of Aphaia, Aegina (c. 490 BC)).

2. Emblem of St Mark, so common in Christian iconography.

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Aegina (ējī´nə), in Greek mythology, river nymph, daughter of the river god Asopus. She was abducted by Zeus to the island Oenone, where she bore him a son, Aeacus. Aeacus later renamed the island in her honor.