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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 caught a glimpse of the beautiful Callisto and fell in love with her. Knowing that Diana had warned Callisto of the deceitful ways of men and gods, Jupiter assumed the guise of Diana. In this disguise, Jupiter seduced the beautiful Callisto.



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