GANYMEDE TAKEN BY ZEUS TO THE OLYMPUS OIL

2022 Annual Juried Exhibition
Luis Ardila

Zeus had him granted as the cupbearer to the gods, in Olympus in place of his daughter Hebe who was relieved of her duties as cupbearer upon her marriage to Heracles. Ganymede after his death was transformed into the constellation of Aquarius. That constellation is regent of Air and Waves of all kinds. The Mighty Cup (an antenna) on top of the mountain is a symbol to refer to the object that the gods used to attract Ambrosia for eternal life. For Christians will be the Holy Grail, Graal, or Grazal derives it from Latin gradalis or gradale, cratalis, a derivative of crater which was borrowed from Greek krater a large wine-mixing vessel.

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