In the modern age, cornucopias are represented as wicker baskets that look like a funnel, containing various fruit and vegetables.

However the origin of the term comes from ancient Greece.  In Greek mythology, Zeus accidentally broke off the horn of a goat (turning it into a unicorn).  The horn had the power of granting wishes.  But since the goat/unicorn was a, well…a goat/unicorn, it wanted only fruits and vegetables.

That’s one version of the origination myth.

Another states that Zeus accidentally broke the horn of a nymph who was a goat tender and granted her a replacement horn.

That’s all I’m going to say on the subject of Zeus and Nymphs because I still want to keep the family friendly tag.

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