Jupiter - Lover

The archaeological exhibition Jupiter - Lover is part of the inter-museum project Heritage and the Power of Myth (Material Culture and its Interpretation through Myths and Stories).

Jupiter was the Roman god of the sky and thunder, and at the same time the supreme god of the Roman pantheon. He controlled law and justice, and his attributes were lightning, the eagle and the scepter.

He was equated with the Greek Zeus and attributed all his qualities, including weakness towards the opposite, and sometimes even the same, sex. In addition to marriage, he had numerous love affairs, both with goddesses and mortal women.

His love stories are revealed in an exhibition on show at the Celje Regional Museum in the Princely Palace.