The horn of plenty, the attribute of various Greek and Roman deities of fertility and wealth, such as Abundantia, Cybele, Fortuna, Gaea, Eirene, the Matres, Persephone, and Vertumnus.

It is said to have been fashioned from one of the horns of Amalthea, the goat that suckled Zeus on Crete.

The word comes via late Latin from Latin cornu copiæ, "horn of plenty."


It is depicted as an ornamented goat's horn, usually overflowing with fruits, flowers, and vegetables.



  • Bartelink, Dr. G.J.M. (1988). Prisma van de mythologie. Utrecht: Het Spectrum.