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The planet is named after the constellation of Capricorn/Capricornus from the Zodiac. This constellation itself is commonly associated with the goat nymph Amalthea (Capra meaning she-goat) who, according to Greek Mythology, raised Zeus and was later placed into the heavens by him.
Amalthea is symbolised by the cornucopia overflowing with fruits and grain which reflects Caprica's material and cultural affluence.
Please choose one of the following references containing the name Caprica.
- See The Twelve Colonies (TOS) for information on the colony in the Original Series.
- See Caprica (RDM) for information on the colony as depicted in the Re-imagined Series.
- See Caprica-Six for information on a Number Six copy named by the other Cylons in the Re-imagined series.
- See Sharon Agathon, who was initially referred to as "Caprica Valerii" before given a proper name and callsign.
- See New Caprica for information relating to the colony with that name.
- See the Caprica portal for information about the television series of that name (2010-)
- From the Original Series:
- From the Re-imagined Series:
- Caprica 5 and Caprica 7, news channels on Caprica.
- Caprica Beach, a beach on Caprica.
- Caprica Buccaneers, the Pyramid team led by Samuel Anders.
- Caprica City, a large population center and the capital of Caprica.
- Caprica Resistance, the resistance effort lead by Anders on Caprica after the Fall.
- Caprica Times, a publication that James McManus contributed to before the Fall.
- Caprica Today, a television news program.
- Caprica Transfer Station, a military post on Caprica that Lee Adama and Kendra Shaw wait at before going off to their respective posts prior to the Fall.
- Unnamed cities of Caprica, for various unnamed cities on Caprica.
- Caprica University, the university Gaius Baltar attends after he leaves Aerilon in the Origin comics.
- Caprica Receiving Station, a station for space flight control depicted in Battlestar Galactica: Zarek 4.
Please choose one of the following references for the term Caprican.
- The Caprican, a website that is used as a tool in part of Syfy Channel's online presence for the Caprica television series, featuring "in-universe" reviews and news items based on events depicted in the series.
- Caprican Colonial Forces Veteran's Hospital, a medical center specialized in caring for Colonial Fleet veterans.
- Caprican Imperial, highly expensive cigars of high repute.
- Caprican Life, a magazine depicting the life on Caprica.
- Caprican refugees, a group of refugees that encounter Sharon Valerii and Karl Agathon on Caprica after the Cylon attack.
- Caprican Expeditionary Fleet, a fleet that fought during the Third Colonial Conflict in the comics based on the series.
- This is not considered canon, but is noted on Battlestar Wiki because of its association with a piece of merchandise.