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Cornucopia

In Greek Mythology, the Cornucopia is a horn of plenty from a goat, linked with Amalthea who was a princess, wetmaid or a goat. In another version: Herakles joined battle with Akheloos, the river assuming the form of a bull, and as breaking off in the struggle one of his horns, which he gave to the Aitolians. This they call the Horn of Amaltheia, and represent it as filled with a great quantity of every kind of autumn fruit such as grapes and apples.... Diodorus Siculus, Library of History 4.35.3
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