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October 13, 2022

Cornucopia / noun / cor·​nu·​co·​pia

The cornucopia first appeared in Greek mythology as a goat's horn filled with various fruits, flowers, and other offerings. It was called "a horn of plenty," It looks like a spiral-shaped container that symbolizes an animal's head. It has a broad mouth at one end and an arc-shaped neck at the other, from which one could fill horns or branches to distribute food among those present at lavish parties and celebrations.

The different parts of a cornucopia are the animal's head, the neck, and the horns/branches.

The cornucopia symbolizes abundance because it has a wide mouth that can hold food and many horns/branches to distribute to those who are present.


The first cornucopia appears in ancient Greek mythology as a symbol of abundance and plenty. Mythologists say they fed the Greek god Zeus from the first cornucopia as an infant.

The word cornucopia first appeared in English around 1300, and it comes from the Latin word for “the horn of plenty,” cornu copiae. 


Treasure Trove, Abundance


Scarcity, Bit


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