From Ancient Greek Γανυμήδης (Ganumēdēs, “meant to please”), from γάνυμαι (ganumai, “I rejoice, I am glad”) + μῆδος (mēdos, “thought, intention”).
GANYMEDE, in Greek mythology, son of Tros, king of Dardania, and Callirrhoe.
Ganymede being carried off by the eagle was the subject of a bronze group by the Athenian sculptor Leochares, imitated in a marble statuette in the Vatican.
I.) gives an illustration of Ganymede borne aloft by an eagle.
triandrus - Ganymede's Cup - is a pretty little species with white flowers about i in.
Heracles, on his way back from the land of the Amazons, offered to slay the monster and release Hesione, on condition that he should receive the wonderful horses presented by Zeus to Tros, the father of Ganymede, to console him for the loss of his son.