Online Encyclopedia

PLUTUS

Online Encyclopedia
Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 861 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Spread the word: del.icio.us del.icio.us it!
PLUTUS, in Greek mythology, son of Iasion and Demeter, the personification of wealth (irXovros). According to Aristophanes, he was blinded by Zeus because he distributed his gifts without regard to merit. At Thebes there was a statue of For-tune holding the child Plutus in her arms; at Athens he was similarly represented in the arms of Peace; at Thespiae he was represented standing beside Athena the Worker. Elsewhere he was represented as a boy with a cornu copiae. He is the subject of one of the extant comedies of Aristophanes, the Plutus.
End of Article: PLUTUS
[back]
PLUTOCRACY (Gr. irXovroKparia, from irXoirros, weal...
[next]
PLYMOUTH

Additional information and Comments

There are no comments yet for this article.
» Add information or comments to this article.
Please link directly to this article:
Highlight the code below, right click and select "copy." Paste it into a website, email, or other HTML document.