Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

Charites, the Goddesses of Joy, Charm and Beauty



Family of the Graces

The Graces were daughters of Zeus, the King of the gods, and the Oceanid Eurynome.

The three Graces

There were three Graces in Greek Mythology: Aglaia, the Grace that symbolized Beauty, Euphrosyne, the Grace of Delight and Thalia, the Grace of Blossom. According to Greek poet Pindar, these enchanting goddesses were created to fill the world with pleasant moments and goodwill.

The Style of the Graces

Usually the Graces were attending the Greek goddess of Beauty Aphrodite and her companion Eros and loved dancing around in a circle to Apollo's divine music, together with the Nymphs and the Muses.

The Roman name of Charites is "Graces"

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