Who is Ganymede in Greek mythology


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The kidnapping of Ganymede by E.S. Batholomew, 1860

Ganymede is a figure from Greek mythology and is mentioned in the Alexander Papatentos series.

Ganymede, too Ganymedes called, was the cupbearer of the Greek gods.

The handsome youth, who, according to various myths, was the son of Tros, founder of Troy, or the brother of King Priam, was so liked by Zeus, the father of the gods, that he unceremoniously abducted him to Olympus in the form of an eagle, so that he was always by his Side to have. He made Ganymede immortal and gave him eternal youth. Instead of the goddess Hebe, who was rejected due to a clumsiness, he had to host the Olympic gods' round.

[Edit] Ganymede in the mosaic

When Alexander Papatentos enumerated a selection of culinary specialties for his guests, the Abrafaxes, Califax responded with the following statement: "At Ganymede, you call them specialties? Nobody gets satisfied with them!"

A more suitable figure than Califax could not have been found mentioned by Ganymede.

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[Edit] Ganymede is mentioned in the following booklet of the mosaic


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