In Greek mythology, Plutus or Ploutos was described as the god of wealth. Plutus was a son of Demeter, the goddess of agriculture, who bore him after lying with the Iasion in a thrice-ploughed field. (see Demeter and Iasion)
Plutus was blinded by Zeus so he would distribute wealth indiscriminately and without favor towards the good or the virtuous. In some versions, Plutus was described as lame, as he takes his time arriving, and winged, so he leaves faster than he came.
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