Cornucopia is an online database with over 6000 collections in United Kingdoms museums, archives, galleries and libraries. The database will offer information in bases of time, people, places, subjects and culture. The database got its name from Cornucopia, a horn of plenty which is most commonly a horn shaped container with flowers, produce, nuts or some form of wealth.
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The cornucopia first appeared in Greek mythology in the story of Zeus who broke it accidentally from Amalthea (a goat) and in return Zeus turned it into the “horn of plenty”. The traditional cornucopia was a curved goat's horn filled to brim with fruits and grains. Thus the tradition of using the horn as the symbol of plenty transverses generations until American pioneers adopted it as the symbol for thanksgiving.
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