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The Myth of Jupiter and Callisto

Francois Boucher,1703-1770. "Diana Leaving the Bath." Painting (1742). Louvre, Paris, France. The painting shows Diana seated next to her favorite companion, Callisto.
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The Louvre. (c) Photo provided courtesy of the Reunion des Musees Nationaux.

Callisto was a river goddess, descended from the river god Inachus. Callisto was the favorite companion of Diana. She accompanied her on the hunt and attended her at her bath after the hunt.


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