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Aegea is a back-formation from "Aegean", the sea that was named for an eponymous Aegeus in early levels of Greek mythology. The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911) mentioned an Aegea, queen of the Amazons, as an alternative eponym of the Aegean Sea, and Aegea was the name of the wife of the Roman proconsul of Achaia whom the apostle Andrew converted and baptised, according to Jacob de Voragine's Golden Legend, De Sancto Andrea Apostolo. "Aegea" is found in modern baby-name books and carried by some contemporary women. The Aegean Sea. ... An eponym is the name of a person, whether real or fictitious, which has (or is thought to have) given rise to the name of a particular place, tribe, discovery or other item. ... In Greek mythology, Aegeus, also Aigeus, Aegeas or Aigeas, was the father of Theseus and an Athenian King. ... // Greek mythology consists in part of a large collection of narratives that explain the origins of the world and detail the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines. ... For the Miocene ape, see Proconsul (genus) Under the Roman Empire a proconsul was a promagistrate filling the office of a consul. ... This article is about the modern Greek district Achaea. ... Saint Andrew (Greek: Andreas, manly), the Christian Apostle, brother of Saint Peter, was born at Bethsaida on the Lake of Galilee. ... Jacobus de Voragine (c. ... The Golden Legend by Jacobus de Voragine is a collection of fanciful hagiographies, lives of the saints, that became a late mediæval best seller. ...


Modern Italian has the adjective Egea ("Aegean"), but Classical Latin had none. Modern botanical Latin sometimes uses the specific epithet aegea to mean "of the Aegean". Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biodiversity. ...


Modern usages include "Aegea" as a Turkish socio-geographic term for the Aegean basin and the nations around it, as in "Izmir, pearl of Aegea." Geologists also use "Aegea" to describe the fragmentary rotating crustal block that supports mainland Greece and the Aegean basin, as a parallel to "Anatolia." This block is rotating counter-clockwise and is being strongly subducted into a line of trenches south of Crete. Shows the Location of the Province İzmir Izmir from space, June 1996 Izmir (Turkish spelling İzmir, contraction of its former name Smyrna), the second-largest port (after İstanbul) and the third most populous city (2,409,000 in 2000) of Turkey, is located on the Aegean Sea near the Gulf... Asia Minor lies east of the Bosporus, between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. ... Crete (Greek: Κρήτη Kríti; Turkish: Girit) is the largest of the Greek islands and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. ...


Near another city of Aegea, in Euboea, Poseidon had his watery palace. Euboea or Negropont (Modern Greek: Εύβοια Evia, Ancient Greek Εúβοια Eúboia; see also List of traditional Greek place names), is the largest island of the Greek archipelago. ... Neptune reigns in the city centre, Bristol, formerly the largest port in England outside London. ...


Aegea or Aiyai is the ancient name for modern Ayas, Turkey. Ayas (now Yumurtalik, Turkey) was an important harbour-city of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia. ...


External links

  • The Martyrs Thallelaios, Alexander and Asterios
  • Legenda Aurea: excerpt (in Latin)
  • ancient coinage of Cilicia

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Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Aegeas (523 words)
Pittheus understood the prophesy and introduced Aegeas to his daughter, Aethra, when he was drunk.
Aegeas' wife, Medea (who had fled from the wrath of Jason and had one son, Medus, with Aegeus), tried to have Aegeas kill Theseus by asking him to capture the Marathonian Bull, but Theseus succeeded.
She tried to poison him but at the last second, Aegeas recognized the sandals, shield and sword and knocked the wine glass out of Theseus' hand.
V84 - The Oracle of Delphi Kylix (160 words)
The Oracle went by the name of Pythia, as she was embodiment of the Pythian cult, based on the snake Python, son of Mother Earth.
Aegeas (Aegeus) was King of Athens, father of Theseus who went to fight the Minotaur.
She gave him the cryptic advice: " Do not loosen the bulging mouth of the wineskin until you have reached the heights of Athens." Aegeas eventually married and celebrated his honeymoon in a drunken state, from which union Theseus was born.
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