Plutus is the Greek god of wealth, who hands out riches among all living creatures. He is blind, so that he distributes wealth without any prejudice. He is lame, as it takes a long time to obtain wealth. And he is winged, to illustrate that it does not take long for him to disappear (we are reminded of the image of dollar bills flying away in cartoons when reading this).

Plutus’ lineage is a matter of controversy. The most accepted version seems to be that he is the son of Demeter and Iasion, where others say that he is the son of Hades. He wields the horn of plenty, the cornucopia, as a symbol of his power.