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Aegina (in Greek mythology)

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.

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lion

lion.
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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