Also, Ganymedes /ˌgænəˈmidiz/Show Spelled[gan-uh-mee-deez]Show IPA.Classical Mythology. a Trojan youth who was abducted by Zeus and taken to Olympus, where he was made the cupbearer of the gods and became immortal.
Astronomy. the largest moon of the planet Jupiter.
Trojan youth whom Zeus made his cup-bearer, from Gk. Ganymedes, lit. "rejoicing in his virility," from ganymai "I rejoice, am glad" + medea (pl.) "counsels, plans, cunning" (see Medea). Used figuratively of serving-boys (1608) and catamites (1591).
Ganymede (gān'ə-mēd') Pronunciation Key
One of the four brightest satellites of Jupiter and the seventh in distance from the planet. Originally sighted by Galileo, it is the largest satellite in the solar system.