Ganymede

Ganymede

Ganymede

Ganymede was a Trojan prince in Greek mythology, known for his beauty. He was the son of the king Tros of Dardania, after whom Troy took its name, and Callirrhoe.

Zeus and Ganymede

According to a myth, Zeus turned into an eagle and abducted Ganymede, bringing him to Mount Olympus.

Gifts to his father

To compensate his father, Zeus offered him the best horses possible, and told him that his son would now be immortal and serve as a cupbearer for the gods, as well as a lover for him. Tros was relieved that his son would have such an honourable position. Almost all gods were content with Ganymede, except for Hera, who felt jealousy.

The Aquarius constellation

Zeus eventually turned Ganymede into the constellation Aquarius (the water-bearer) in the sky.

See Also: Zeus, Hera

Ganymede Q&A

Who was Ganymede?

Ganymede was a Trojan prince in Greek mythology, known for his beauty. He was the son of the king Tros of Dardania, after whom Troy took its name, and Callirrhoe.

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