Tintoretto: Origin of the Milky Way

Jupiter trying to gain immortality for infant son Hercules by holding up to drink from breast of sleeping Juno. She wakes suddenly, ans spills her milk in two streams: to the heavens giving rise to the Milky Way and to earth, to lilies

Tintoretto: Origin of the Milky Way: Jupiter tries to gain immortality for infant son Hercules by sneaking him to the breast of sleeping Juno — who is startled and her breast milk spills upward to heaven to give rise to the Milky Way and down to earth to create a field of lilies ( which has been cut off from the original painting)

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