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Aetna, whose name eventually became that of the volcano which dominates the town of Catania, was the daughter of Uranus and Ge (Earth) or, by some ancient accounts, of Briareus, the hundred-handed giant. When Hephaestus and Demeter were quarrelling over the ownership of Sicily (land of volcanoes and corn) Aetna stepped in to act as arbitrator. She is sometimes regarded as the mother of the Palici, whom she is supposed to have borne by Hephaestus.


Table of Sources:
- Schol. Theocr. 1, 65
- Serv. on Virgil, Aen. 9, 584

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