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Amalthea’s Horn sculpture

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Amalthea’s Horn sculpture

When Rhea gave birth to Zeus, she hid him in a cave on Mount Ida in the island of Crete. It was there where goat Amalthea nourished Zeus with her milk until. One day, as young Zeus was playing with Amalthea, he accidentally broke off one of her horns. To make up for it and as a sign of gratitude, Zeus blessed the broken horn, so that its owner would find everything he desired in it. It became known as the Horn of Amalthea or the Cornucopia, an eternal symbol of abundance.

The sculpture was designed and created by Nikos and Pantelis Sotiriades in 2000.

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Location: Kitroplateia area, Agios Nikolaos

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