According to Greek mythology, Zeus, the King of the gods, once fell in love with the most beautiful of the 20 daughters of the river god Asopus. Her name was Aegina. So he abducted the girl and took her to the small island of Oenone, close to Attica.
There, she gave birth to a boy and called him Aeacus. Soon, Aeacus became the King of the island and the island received the name of his mother Aegina.
In order to inhabit Aegina and make it strong, Zeus took all the ants ("myrmigia" in Greek) of the island and transformed them into warriors with 6 hands and black armor. For this reason, the inhabitants of Aegina received the name "Myrmidons".
Later, the Myrmidons would be commanded by the Greek hero Achilles and become the fiercest fighters of Ancient Greece.
A fable by Aesop