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Terpsichore, the Muse of Dancing

Last Update: 21 Mar 2021


Terpsichore, the Muse of Dancing

As her name suggests ("terpsis":joy + "chorus":dance), Terpsichore was the Muse of dance and dramatic chorus.


Most often Terpsichore was represented with a lyre, while other symbols of her were the triangle and the flute. Terpsichore was also considered the mother of the divinely singing sirens, who usually appeared as companions of the Muses in musical contests.


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