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Ganymede, in Greek mythology, the cup-bearer of Zeus. According to one account, he was the son of King Tros and Callirrhoe, and Zeus, noticing his comeliness, sent the eagle to bear him away to heaven. He figures in the zodiac, as Aquarius, and the rape of Ganymede has formed a subject for poet, sculptor, and painter. One of Horace's finest odes mentions the legend. Thorwaldsen has commemorated .it, and the flight on the eagle is the subject of a fine picture of the school of Titian at present in the National Gallery, London.