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Aetnaeus (Greek: ) was an epithet given to several Greek and Roman gods and mythical beings connected with Mount Aetna,[1] such as Zeus, of whom there was a statue on Mount Aetna, and to whom a festival was celebrated there, called Aetnaea,[2] Hephaestus, who had his workshop in the mountain, and a temple near it,[3] and the Cyclops.[4][5]


  1. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1870), "Aetnaeus", in Smith, William (ed.), Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston, p. 54
  2. ^ Schol. ad Pind. Ol. vi. 162
  3. ^ Aelian, Hist. An. xi. 3
  4. ^ Virgil, Aeneid viii. 440, xi. 263, iii. 768
  5. ^ Ov. Ex Pont. ii. 2.115


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