Plutus, or Ploutos in Latin, is the god of wealth. He is said to be the son of a local hero named Iasion and the goddess Demeter, who is the goddess of harvest and fertility. He is frequently represented as a youngster holding a cornucopia, which is a horn-shaped container of wheat.

Here are some fun facts about Plutus:

Plutus was once known as the God of Agriculture

Plutus is carrying wheat because he was originally intended to represent riches in terms of agricultural productivity, such as an abundance of crops. He did, however, come to symbolise prosperity in general.

Plutus was blind

When Plutus was a child, the Greek deity Zeus blinded him so that he would not only bless wealth on good people and those who deserved it, but on everyone. Aristophanes, a famous ancient Greek playwright, once created a comedy about Plutus in which he regains his sight and thereafter only bestows wealth on people who truly deserve it.

Plutus was handicapped and had wings

Plutus was not only blind, but also disabled. This was to explain why wealth sometimes take a long time to appear. He also had wings, which was supposed to signify why he fled much faster than he arrived.

Plutus Is Often Associated with Pluton

Pluton, usually spelled Plouton, is a Greek god related to Plutus. He is the deity of concealed bounty, and he, like Plutus, is sometimes depicted with a cornucopia.

Plutus is frequently shown as a baby in the arms of a goddess

Plutus is frequently depicted as a newborn, sitting in the arms of either Tykhe (Tyche), the goddess of good fortune, or Eirene (Irene), the goddess of peace. This was designed to demonstrate that prosperity does not always come by itself. It frequently goes side in hand with good fortune or tranquillity.

Plutus is the source of the term “Plutocracy”

The term “plutocracy” refers to a form of governance in which the affluent rule. Plutus inspired the phrases “plutonomics,” which is the study of wealth management, “plutomania,” which is an irrational love for riches, and “plutolatry,” which is worshiping wealth.

Plutus is frequently confused with Pluto.

While their names may sound similar, Plutus is not the same as Pluto, the god of the underworld.