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Capricorn has more than one God from Greek mythology that it represents, but the most exciting story associated with the Capricorn zodiac is the story of Amalthea and Zeus.

At one point in time, Zeus, the God of thunder and the ruler of the Gods, was born. Zeus’s mother wasthe titan, Rhea, who protected him from his evil father, Cronus. Cronus sought to consume baby Zeus, but Rhea would never let it happen.She hid him away in a cave on the island of Crete and left him in the care of the goat, Amalthea. She was no ordinary goat, but a mythological creature that could nurture and care for Zeus as her own until he was safe to leave the cave.

Amalthea mothered Zeus and let him feed on herteat. And then, as Zeus got older, there came a day when he became a handful; he accidentally broke off one of Amalthea’s horns. In his regret, Zeus turned a negative into a positive by blessing the broken horn. With his blessing, anyone who owned the horn fragment would find anything they wanted. This horn is the Cornucopia. You may recognize this name from the cone-shaped basket that holds fruit and pumpkins around autumn time. The Cornucopia remains a symbol of abundance, even though most do not know of its origin.

When you look at the Capricorn (or Capricornus) constellation in the night sky, its stars make a simple triangle shape, but in depictions of the zodiac constellation in mythology, it is the symbol of a goat or a sea-goat, which referencesthe story of Amalthea. The picture varies depending on where you view it; when the Capricorn symbol is a sea-goat, it appears as a goat that has a fishtail instead of two back legs.
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Capricorn has more than one God from Greek mythology that it represents, but the most exciting story associated with the Capricorn zodiac is the story of Amalthea and Zeus.

At one point in time, Zeus, the God of thunder and the ruler of the Gods, was born. Zeus’s mother wasthe titan, Rhea, who protected him from his evil father, Cronus. Cronus sought to consume baby Zeus, but Rhea would never let it happen.She hid him away in a cave on the island of Crete and left him in the care of the goat, Amalthea. She was no ordinary goat, but a mythological creature that could nurture and care for Zeus as her own until he was safe to leave the cave.

Amalthea mothered Zeus and let him feed on herteat. And then, as Zeus got older, there came a day when he became a handful; he accidentally broke off one of Amalthea’s horns. In his regret, Zeus turned a negative into a positive by blessing the broken horn. With his blessing, anyone who owned the horn fragment would find anything they wanted. This horn is the Cornucopia. You may recognize this name from the cone-shaped basket that holds fruit and pumpkins around autumn time. The Cornucopia remains a symbol of abundance, even though most do not know of its origin.

When you look at the Capricorn (or Capricornus) constellation in the night sky, its stars make a simple triangle shape, but in depictions of the zodiac constellation in mythology, it is the symbol of a goat or a sea-goat, which referencesthe story of Amalthea. The picture varies depending on where you view it; when the Capricorn symbol is a sea-goat, it appears as a goat that has a fishtail instead of two back legs.
AIGIPAN (Aegipan) was one of the goat-legged Panes. When the gods fled from the monster Typhoeus and hid themselves in animal forms, Aigipan assumed the form of a fish-tailed goat. He later came to the aid of Zeus, stealing back the god's severed sinews from the giant. As a reward for his service Aigipan was placed amongst the stars as the constellation Capricorn.

His name means "all-goat" or "all-stormy" from the Greek words pan and aigis.

Aigipan was often identified with Pan but in at least one Athenian vase painting the two appear side by side as distinct divinities in the retinue of Dionysos.
Capricorn (♑︎) is the tenth astrological sign in the zodiac out of twelve total zodiac signs, originating from the constellation of Capricornus, the horned goat.[2] It spans the 270–300th degree of the zodiac, corresponding to celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this area from about December 21 to January 21 the following year,[3] and under the sidereal zodiac, the sun transits the constellation of Capricorn from approximately January 16 to February 16. In astrology, Capricorn is considered an earth sign, negative sign,[4][5] and one of the four cardinal signs. Capricorn is said to be ruled by the planet Saturn.

There appears to be a connection between traditional characterisations of Capricorn as a sea goat and the Sumerian god of wisdom and waters, Enki,[6] who also had the head and upper body of a goat and the lower body and tail of a fish.[7] Later known as Ea in Akkadian and Babylonian mythology, Enki was the god of intelligence (gestú, literally "ear"), creation, crafts; magic; water, seawater and lakewater (a, aba, ab).[8]

In Hindu astrology, the equivalent of Capricorn is Makara, the Crocodile.
Capricornus, (Latin: “Goat-horned”) , also called the Goat, in astronomy, zodiacal constellation lying in the southern sky between Aquarius and Sagittarius, at about 21 hours right ascension and 20° south declination. Its stars are faint; Deneb Algedi (Arabic for “kid’s tail”) is the brightest star, with a magnitude of 2.9.

In astrology, Capricornus (also called Capricorn) is the 10th sign of the zodiac, considered as governing the period from about December 22 to about January 19. One explanation of the fishtail with which the goat is often represented is found in the Greek myth of Pan, who, to avoid the monster Typhon, jumped into the water just as he was changing into animal shape. The half above water assumed the shape of a goat while the lower half, the tail, assumed the shape of a fish.
In Greek mythology, the constellation is sometimes called Amalthea. This was the being that was considered a foster mother of sorts to the infant Zeus for providing him with goat’s milk, after Rhea, Zeus’s mother, protected Zeus from being eaten by Cronus. Others say Capricornus refers to Pan, the god with a goat’s head. The goat’s horn is also known as the cornucopia or horn of plenty.

The Capricorn star sign has earth element and the cardinal modality. Capricorn falls at the beginning of winter, when the temperatures are dropping and the harsh weather is setting in.
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