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
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.