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Erato, the Muse of Love Poetry

Last Update: 21 Mar 2021


Erato, the Muse of Love Poetry
Erato was the Muse of lyrical love poetry, hymns and wedding songs

Erato was the Muse and protector of love and is said to have been the one who actually invented the art of dancing.

Erato is usually depicted seated, wearing a rosary on her head and holding a guitar (or lyre) and a love bow in her hands.
According to the ancient Greek writer Apollonius of Rhodes, Erato had the grace of Aphrodite and brought magic to unmarried girls.

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