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|| Greek Mythology, Roman Mythology and parallel depictions mentioned on Egyptian Mythology
|| Zeus, Athena
The Aegis or Ægis was the shield or breastplate, supposedly originally worn by Zeus and then by Athena.
The Aegis was forged by Hephaestus and his assistants; the Cyclopes. Later Perseus gifted the head of the gorgon Medusa to Athena, who placed it on the shield.
The shield is said to be made of gold and has a carving of Medusa's head in it's center.