Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

Terpsichore, the Muse of Dancing


As her name suggests("terpsis":delight + "chorus":dance), Terpsichore was the Muse of the dance and the dramatic chorus. Most of the times, Terpsichore was depicted playing a lyre, while other symbols of hers included the triangle and the flute.

Terpsichore was also considered to be the mother of the divine singing Sirens, who usually acted as the companions of the Muses in music competitions.

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