Πλοῦτος Ploutos (Plutus) By wayne R. Novich

Plutus also know as Ploutus was the Greek god for wealth. The name Plutus is Greek for wealth. Plutus is son of Demeter, goddess of Fruitfulness, and Lasion. Plutus, according to legend, has been blinded by Zeus so that Plutus would give out wealth equally.

The symbol for Plutus (Ploutus)
Plutus was most well known for giving money equally because he was blind man. He kept the gods and goddess wealthy as so the kings and queens of earth. He controlled all what is and what was money.

Most artworks done for Plutus shows him as a young child being held by his mother, Demeter.

Synopsis: The Myth about Plutus called Synopsis tell a tale of a man,Chremylos, and Plutus. The story starts with Chremylos who finds a blind man that turns out to Plutus. Chremlyos takes Plutus home with him and along the journey Plutus reveals himself and Chremlyos promises to cure Plutus blindness so that Plutus will give wealth to those who deserve it. Eventually, Chremlyos does cure Plutus blindness and the worlds economy of who's rich and who's poor flip. The myth then says the Gods then get mad but eventually all lousing there wealth but Hermis, Plutus, and a few others. Hermis worried for his own problem goes to work for Chremlyos. The myth ends with Plutus replacing Zeus so that wealth can rain from mount Olympus again.
Character Traits for Plutus:

1) Giving “Ploutos was blinded by Zeus, so that he would distribute wealth to everyone without any discrimination…”("Ploutos." Ploutos. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2016.)

2) Young “he appears chiefly as a child with a cornucopia, in company with Demeter and Persephone”( The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Plutus." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, 6 Dec. 2008. Web. 14 Dec. 2016.)

3) Rich “PLOUTOS (Plutus) was the god of wealth” ( Astron, Aaron J. "PLOUTOS." PLUTUS (Ploutos) - Greek God of Wealth & Agricultural Bounty. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2016.)

The theme: Greeks at the time had a value for wealth being given to those who deserve it. “He begins to hand out riches to the more deserving people (including his benefactor, Chremylus) and to removes riches from the unvirtuous, effectively turning the world upside-down economically and socially” (Synopsis)
Discussion Statement

The world would become unstable if wealth was given out equally.

Evidence:

( Astron, Aaron J. "PLOUTOS." PLUTUS (Ploutos) - Greek God of Wealth & Agricultural Bounty. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2016.),

( The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Plutus." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, 6 Dec. 2008. Web. 14 Dec. 2016.),

("Ploutos." Ploutos. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2016.),

(Mastin, Luke. "Plutus (Wealth) - Aristophanes - Ancient Greece - Classical Literature." Plutus (Wealth) - Aristophanes - Ancient Greece - Classical Literature. N.p., 2009. Web. 15 Dec. 2016.)

(History.com Staff. "Greek Mythology." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2016.)

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Created with images by Dimitris Graffin - "Eirene with Ploutos, National Archaeological Museum"

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