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Plutus

god of wealth, including agricultural wealth

In Greek mythology, Ploutos (Latin spelling: Plutus, not to be confused with Pluto, the Roman god of the underworld) is the god of wealth.

Ploutos is a son of Demeter, the Olympian goddess of agriculture, and the hero Jason (Iasion).

He was blinded by Zeus, so he would distribute wealth indiscrimately and without favor towards the good or the virtuous.

Ploutos is usually depicted as a young boy holding a cornucopia - a large horn-shaped container filled with agricultural riches like flowers and nuts, and is therefor a symbol of abundance and nourishment.

He is shown the company of his mother Demeter, but in sculpture he is more often shown as an infant in the arms of either Eirene, the goddess of peace, or Tykhe, the goddess of fortune.

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Sources

[1] "Mythology Rules"




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