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Euterpe, the Muse of Music

Last Update: 21 Mar 2021


Euterpe, the Muse of Music
Euterpe, the so-called "giver of joy," was the Muse of music.

In ancient times, Euterpe was also associated with Lyric Poetry and sometimes with sports.

Euterpe was usually depicted crowned with laurel, playing or holding a flute, with musical instruments and texts beside her.


When the Greek river Strymon once flowed with Euterpe, Euterpe gave birth to a son named Rhesus. Rhesus was a hero of Homer's Iliad who was killed by the Greek hero Diomedes during the Trojan War.


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