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SUBTOPIC: Origin in Greek/Roman Mythology
– Zeus cared for by divine attendants including Amaltheia
Cornucopia created when Heracles wrestled with Achelous
Cornucopia attribute of Greek/Roman deities associated with harvest and prosperity
– Roman Imperial cult deities depicted with cornucopia for peace and prosperity
– Hades depicted holding a cornucopia in art

SUBTOPIC: Modern Depictions
Cornucopia as a hollow, horn-shaped wicker basket filled with fruits and vegetables
– Associated with Thanksgiving and harvest in North America
– Featured in flags, state seals, and coats of arms symbolizing prosperity
– Motifs in modern literature such as “Wintersmith” and “The Hunger Games”
– Symbol of fertility, fortune, and abundance in body art and Thanksgiving

SUBTOPIC: Cultural Depictions
– Beaux Arts and Art Deco architectural elements featuring cornucopias
Cornucopia motifs in various art forms and designs
Cornucopia as a symbol of abundance and prosperity in cultural contexts
Cornucopia representations in different countries’ coats of arms and seals
Cornucopia used as a decorative element in various art movements

SUBTOPIC: References
– Book citation on architecture and cornucopia symbolism
– Scholarly works on mythology and iconography referencing cornucopia
– Literary references to cornucopia in various contexts
– Citations of cornucopia symbolism in art and culture
– Historical references to cornucopia in architectural design and decorative arts

Cornucopia (Wikipedia)

In classical antiquity, the cornucopia (/ˌkɔːrnjəˈkpiə, ˌkɔːrnə-, ˌkɔːrnu-, ˌkɔːrnju-/), from Latin cornu (horn) and copia (abundance), also called the horn of plenty, was a symbol of abundance and nourishment, commonly a large horn-shaped container overflowing with produce, flowers, or nuts.

Allegorical depiction of the Roman goddess Abundantia with a cornucopia, by Rubens (ca. 1630)

Baskets or panniers of this form were traditionally used in western Asia and Europe to hold and carry newly harvested food products. The horn-shaped basket would be worn on the back or slung around the torso, leaving the harvester's hands free for picking.

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