This is another fish-goat hybrid from the same ear as the other fish-goat we were to research. This goat-fish hybrid is also made out of bronze and was made in the 2nd-3rd century AD in Rome. It is 8.2 cm long, and this piece is kept at the Royal Athena museum. This particular bronze sculpture is of “Capricorn or Sea-Goat”. The fish tail is curved around in a circle and the goat head has very large horns. The front left leg is raised just like in the other fish-goat sculpture. This one has a bit more line detail in the making of the fur on the goat body and in the scales on the fish tail. It looks like it is still in great condition, looking smooth and not chipped, unlike the 1st fish-goat we looked at which had lost its horns. Like I explained in my other description, Capricorn came to be from the sea-goats, who evolved into land goats. The father of the sea-goats (Pricus) couldn’t stand being the only sea goat left, so Chronos let him go up into the sky in the constellation Capricorn, so he could watch his children from the sky. However, Capricporn is also sometimes identified as Pan, the god with a goats head, who saved himself from the monster Typhon by giving himself a fishes tail and diving into a river.
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