Aegiduchos, or Aegiochos (Αἰγίοχος), is a surname of Zeus as the bearer of the aegis with which he strikes terror into the impious and his enemies.1 Others derive the surname from αἴξ (aix) and ὀχή (ochē), and take it as an allusion to Zeus being fed by a goat.2



  1. Homer. Iliad i, 202; ii, 157, 375 ff.; Pindar. Isthmian Odes iv, 99; Hyginus. Poetical Astronomy ii, 13.
  2. Spanheim, on Callimachus' Hymn to Zeus, 49.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.