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Ancient Greek and Roman Myths Notes

Ganymede


Ganymede, the youngest son of Priam, was said to have been the most beautiful of mortals, and his beauty fired Zeus with love. Zeus in the shape of an eagle carried him off and took him to Olympus. On Olympus Ganymede served as a cup bearer. He used to pour nectar into Zeusí cup and he replaced Hebe, the goddess of Youth, in this service.
See: Correggio The Abduction of Ganymede.
Rembrandt. The Abduction of Ganymede.
Peter Paul Rubens The Abduction of Ganymede.
 
 

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