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aegipan

See also: Aegipan

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Aegipān, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek Αἰγίπαν (Aigípan), from αἴξ (aíks, goat) + Πάν (Pán, Pan).

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aegipan (plural aegipans or aegipanes)

  1. (Classical mythology) A goat-like creature resembling a satyr, sometimes portrayed as having a fish's tail.
    • 1839, Edgar Allan Poe, ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’:
      there were passages in Pomponius Mela, about the old African Satyrs and Oegipans, over which Usher would sit dreaming for hours.
    • 2007, David Drake, The Mirror of Worlds
      "No," Shin said, "I don't think that folk who were warned that you were arriving on an ogre would be terrified to learn that an aegipan was part of the group also. Though I'm flattered that you'd consider such a possibility."

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