Mythology & Beliefs: Plutus
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Plutus was the god of wealth.
Plutus in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
（*Plou=tos), sometimes also called Pluton (Aristoph. Pl.
727), the personification of wealth, is described as a son of
Iasion and Demeter (Hes. Th. 969, &c.; Hom. Hymn. in Cer. 491,
Od. 5.125). Zeus is said to have blinded him, in order that he
might not bestow his favours on righteous men exclusively, but
that he might distribute his gifts blindly and without any
regard to merit (Aristoph. Pl. 90; Schol. ad Theocrit. 10.19).
At Thebes there was a statue of Tyche, at Athens one of
Eirene, and at Thespiae one of Athena Ergane; and in each of
these cases Plutus was represented as the child of those
divinities, symbolically expressing the sources of wealth
(Paus. 9.16.1, 26.5). Hyginus (Poet. Astr. 2.4) calls him the
brother of Philomelus. He seems to have commonly been
represented as a boy with a Cornucopia. (Hirt, Mythol.
Bilderb. ii. p. 105, &c.) - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman
biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.
Plutus in Wikipedia
In Greek mythology, Ploutos ("wealth" Πλοῦτος), usually
Romanized as Plutus, was equally a son of the pre-Hellenic
Cretan Demeter— and the demigod Iasion, with whom she lay
in a thrice-ploughed field— and, in the mythic context of
Eleusinian Demeter, also the divine child, the issue of the
ravisher, the child and boy-double of the "wealthy" Hades
(Plouton). Plutus was the personification of wealth.
He was also thought to have been the child of Hades and
Persephone. Many vase paintings show him with the king and
queen of the Underworld...
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