Zeus Abducting Ganymede Picture

The story of Zeus and Ganymede is one of my favorites in all of Greek mythology, not least of all because it's one of the few romances of the time not ending in utter tragedy. Here we see Zeus, transformed into an eagle, claiming the Trojan prince who set his godly heart ablaze with passion. Despite his willingness, Ganymede realizes now how scary heights can be. He's not about to fall, but Zeus clearly takes pleasure in unsettling his lover, as it allows him to appear all the more protective and impressive.

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