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Cornucopia held by the Roman goddess Aequitas on the reverse of this antoninianus struck under Roman Emperor Claudius II.
Cornucopia held by the Roman goddess Aequitas on the reverse of this antoninianus struck under Roman Emperor Claudius II.

The cornucopia (Latin Cornu Copiae), literally Horn of Plenty and also known as the Harvest Cone, is a symbol of food and abundance dating back to the 5th century BC. Image File history File links Claudius II Gothicus, AE Antoninianus. ... Image File history File links Claudius II Gothicus, AE Antoninianus. ... Aequitas on the reverse of this antoninianus struck under Roman Emperor Claudius II. The goddess is holding her symbols, the balance and the cornucopia. ... Row 1: Elagabalus (silver 218-222AD), Trajan Decius (silver 249-251AD), Gallienus (billon 253-268AD Asian mint) Row 2: Gallienus (copper 253-268AD), Aurelian (silvered 270-275AD), barbarous radiate (copper), barbarous radiate (copper) The antoninianus was a coin used during the Roman Empire that was valued at 2 denarii. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Claudius Gothicus on a coin celebrating his equity (AEQUITAS AUGUSTI). ... Image File history File links Cornucopia. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium) The 5th century BC started on January 1, 500 BC and ended on December 31, 401 BC. // The Parthenon of Athens seen from the hill of the Pnyx to the west. ...

In Greek mythology, Amalthea raised Zeus on the milk of a goat. In return Zeus gave Amalthea the goat's horn. It had the power to give to the person in possession of it whatever he or she wished for. This gave rise to the legend of the cornucopia. The original depictions were of the goat's horn filled with fruits and flowers: deities, especially Fortuna, would be depicted with the horn of plenty. The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and their own cult and ritual practices. ... Infancy of Zeus by Jacob Jordaens, c. ... The Statue of Zeus at Olympia Phidias created the 12-m (40-ft) tall statue of Zeus at Olympia about 435 BC. The statue was perhaps the most famous sculpture in Ancient Greece, imagined here in a 16th century engraving Zeus (in Greek: nominative: Zeús, genitive: Díos), is... Species See Species and subspecies The goat is a mammal in the genus Capra, which consists of nine species: the Ibex, the West Caucasian Tur, the East Caucasian Tur, the Markhor, and the Wild Goat. ... Highland cow, a very old long-horned breed from Scotland. ... Fortuna governs the circle of the four stages of life, the Wheel of Fortune, in a manuscript of Carmina Burana In Roman mythology, Fortuna (Greek equivalent Tyche) was the personification of luck, hopefully of good luck, but she could be represented veiled and blind, as modern depictions of Justice are...

In modern depiction, the cornucopia is typically a hollow, horn-shaped wicker basket typically filled with various kinds of festive fruit and vegetables. The cornucopia has come to be associated with Thanksgiving and the harvest. Fruit stall in Barcelona, Spain. ... Vegetables on a market Vegetable is a nutritional and culinary term denoting any part of a plant that is commonly consumed by humans as food, but is not regarded as a culinary fruit, nut, herb, spice, or grain. ... Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is an annual one-day holiday to give thanks, traditionally to God, for the things one has at the end of the harvest season. ...


The cornucopia is also a favourite design for corn dolly making. Corn dollies are a form of straw work associated with harvest customs. ...

In science fiction the term cornucopia (machine) is sometimes used for molecular assemblers. Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... A molecular assembler is a molecular machine capable of assembling other molecules given instructions, energy, and a supply of smaller building block molecules to work from. ...

"Cornucopia" is also the title of a Black Sabbath song. For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ...

Randy Conrad was propelled into national fame in Canada after calling the taste of a McDonald's sandwich "one gigantic cornucopia of awesomeness".

The cornucopia is used in the coat of arms of the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. The Coat of arms of Kharkiv. ... Location Map of Ukraine with Kharkiv highlighted. ...

Cornucopia has been adapted to modern slang to mean a penis

Cornucopia is also used in the coat of arms of Peru.

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  • Theoi Project - Amaltheia
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