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Euterpe

Euterpe

Euterpe (Ευτερπη) was one of the Muses, the daughters of Mnemosyne, fathered by Zeus. Called the "Giver of delight", when later poets assigned roles to each of the Muses, she was the muse of music. In late Classical times she was named muse of lyric poetry and depicted holding a Double-Flute. A few say she invented the aulos or double-flute, though most mythographers credit Marsyas with its invention.

Late mythographers, such as the author of the Bibliotheca and Servius, describe the Thracian king Rhesus, who appears in the Iliad, as son of Euterpe and the river-god Strymon; Homer calls him son of Eioneus.

Parents

Mnemosyne & Zeus

Siblings


Gallery

Trivia

  • Euterpe's symbol is the double-flute

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Related articles: ZeusMnemosyneThe MusesThe Elder Muses

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