ALMATHEIA

Real Name: Almatheia

Identity/Class: Terrestrial goat (possibly extradimensional? - see comments)

Occupation: Nurse

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Rhea, Zeus (Zeus Panhellenios)

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: A cave beneath the island of Crete

First Appearance: Incredible Hercules I#130 (August, 2009)

Powers/Abilities: Almatheia was much larger than a typical Earth goat and her milk was capable of nourishing even gods such as Zeus. She also had thick horns growing from her head that she could use to butt things or people.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 5'0" at withers)
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 667 lbs.)
Eyes: Black
Hair: White

History: (Incredible Hercules I#130 (fb)) - After her husband Cronus began devouring each child she bore out of fear of a prophecy that one of his children would overthrow him, Rhea hid her son Zeus in a cave beneath Crete, where he survived by suckling from the she-goat Almatheia. 

(Greek/Roman myth) - Following Almatheia's death as Zeus neared adulthood, Zeus created his thunder-shield from Almatheia's hide. The deceased Almatheia's horn was also removed by Zeus and transformed into the Horn of Plenty that would instantly become filled with whatever was desired by its possessor, which Zeus then gave to the daughters of Melisseus. Almatheia was posthumously honored for her years of service to Zeus by being placed among the stars in the constellation Capra and over time, some myths evolved that suggested Almatheia was actually the name of a nymph that had fed Zeus with the milk of a goat or a woman of considerably beauty who was given a tract of land in the form of a bull's horn, rather than being a goat herself.

Comments: Adapted into Marvel Comics by Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, Ryan Stegman, Rodney Buchemi and Terry Pallot.

    It was not clear if Almatheia was just an extremely large terrestrial goat or if perhaps she originated extradimensionally in the pocket dimension of Olympus and somehow arrived on Earth via one of the interdimensional nexuses on Earth. Being an Olympian goat might explain Almatheia's sheer size in comparison to normal Earth goats...

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Almatheia
should be distinguished from:


images: (without ads)
Incredible Hercules I#130, p8, pan4 (Almatheia with young Zeus, main image)


Appearances:
Incredible Hercules I#130 (August, 2009) - Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente (writers), Ryan Stegman, Rodney Buchemi (pencils), Terry Pallot (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)


First posted07/15/2023
Last updated: 07/15/2023

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