Origin of the name EGIGIKA.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name EGIGIKA.
form of Spanish Gothic Egica
(q.v.), meaning "formidable" or "terror."
Eigika's reign was very
stormy. Several attempts were made to assassinate him, but the
conspirators were always apprehended. In the year 694, Spain was
thrown into panic when it was discovered that the Spanish Jews were
secretly plotting with the African Mussulman Saracens for the invasion
of Eigika's dominions. In order to punish the Jews as
traitors, the king resolved to uproot the Jewish faith. It was
enacted that all the grown-up Jews should be sold as slaves to
Christians, that the Jewish property should be confiscated, and that the
children were to be taken away from their parents, to be raised in the
Christian religion and to be married to Christians. And this cruel
enactment was strictly enforced. The Jews could never forget such
persecutions. Eigika died in the year 701, leaving Vitika
as his successor. (Guthones, Rackus, 1929)