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Ploutos was either a son of Demeter and Iasion or the son of Hades and Persephone[1].

Ploutos was described as the god of wealth with regard to agriculture.

Ploutos was blinded by Zeus so he would distribute wealth indiscriminately and without favor towards the good or the virtuous. In some versions, Plutus was described as lame, as he takes his time arriving, and winged, so he leaves faster than he came.

Trivia

  • He is often depicted being held by Eirene goddess of peace.
  • He is sometimes depicted being held by Tykhe.
  • He is usually shown holding a cornucopia

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  1. The Road to Eleusis: Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries By R. Gordon Wasson, Albert Hofmann, Carl A. P. Ruck, 'It was the Queen of Death, Persephone herself triumphing over the chthonic experience of womanhood by bearing a son to Hades, the Lord of Death and thereby changing the destroyer into her own and mankind's saviour. His name was Ploutos, the wealth that the vision at Eleusis assured for the initiates as their house guest, for so familiar did death become that his friendly presence maintained a constant prosperity stemming from the healthy accord between life and it's sources in death.'

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