Literally meaning: “seahorse”
Origin: Anc Greek
Κάμπη/Campe(= female dragon, derived from noun καμπή/campe= “bend”, “crook”, because of her shape)
In Greek mythology Kάμπη/Campe was a female monster, a dragon with a woman's head and torso and a scorpion-like tail. Κάμπη was set by Cronus to guard the Cyclopes but she was killed by Zeus when he rescued the Cyclopes for help in the war with Titans.
In 1587 by Venetian anatomist Julius Caesar Aranzi (1529/1530 –1589) because of its shape. The German anatomist Duvernoy (1729), the first to illustrate the structure, later he wavered between "seahorse" and "silkworm."
The hippocampus is a part of the of limpic system in the mammals brain playing important role in the consolidation of information from short-term memory to long-term memory and in regulating many of emotions, particularly those that are related to survival.