Plutus


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Plutus

 

the god of wealth in Greek mythology. Plutus was sometimes depicted as a blind old man bestowing wealth on people regardless of their moral qualities (as in Aristophanes’ comedy Plutus, 388 B.C.). He was also depicted as a boy holding a horn of plenty and being held in the arms of the goddess of peace, Eirene(as in astatuebyCephisodotus, fourth century B.C.)

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Plutus

blind god of Wealth. [Gk. Lit.: Plutus]

Plutus

god of wealth: blind (indiscriminate); lame (slow to accumulate); and winged (quick to disappear). [Gk. Lit.: Plutus]
See: Wealth
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