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Tour - The Myth of Jupiter and Callisto

In the painting "Jupiter In the Guise of Diana and the Nymph Callisto," by Francois Boucher (1759), Jupiter pretends to be Diana and whispers in Callisto's ear.
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Image courtesy of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. (Purchase: Nelson Trust).

One day the god Jupiter saw the beautiful Callisto and fell in love with her. Knowing that Diana had warned Callisto about men and gods, Jupiter pretended he was the goddess Diana. In this disguise, Jupiter made the beautiful Callisto his girlfriend.



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