Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

Euterpe, the Muse of Music


Euterpe, the so-called "Giver of Pleasure", was the Muse of Music.

At classical times, Euterpe became also associated with Lyric Poetry and sometimes with Sports.

Euterpe was mainly depicted laurel-crowned, playing or holding a flute, with musical instruments and texts next to her.

When the Greek river Strymon once lied with Euterpe, Euterpe brought to life a son with the name Rhesus. Rhesus was a hero of Homer' s Iliad, who was killed by Greek hero Diomedes during the Trojan War.

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