Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


AEgis, in Homer, the shield of Zeus (Jupiter). Later the term was used for the shield of Athene (Minerva), and was represented as a sort of breastplate with Medusa's head in the centre, and fringed with snakes. It is symbolic of a shielding or protecting power.

“The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”
Zephaniah 3:17