Creating Aliases in MySQL- Error

While trying to query and creating Aliases I get the below error.

Creating an aliases for employee to be ‘e’

Error Code: 1064. You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘SELECT e.employees_id, e.first_name, m.first_name AS manager FROM e’ at line 3

How does it get solved? Does it have to do with the version of MySQL.

Thanks in Advance

Please post the entire SQL query that is throwing the error.