Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

Erato, the Muse of Love Poetry


Erato was the Muse of lyric love poetry, hymns and wedding songs

Erato was the Muse and defender of love affairs and its said that she was the one who actually invented the art of dancing.

Erato is mostly depicted seated, wearing a wreath of roses on her head and holding a guitar (or a lyre) and a bow of love 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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