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Erato


Since the Renaissance Erato is often shown with a wreath of myrtle and roses and holding a lyre or other musical instrument.
  Greek mythology:  the Muse of lyric and love poetry
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Zeus is said to have had 9 daughters, each of whom is a Muse (a kind of goddess in charge) of an art or science.
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  • Since the Renaissance Erato is often shown with a wreath of myrtle and roses and holding a lyre or other musical instrument.
  • At Lykaion was an oracle, presided over by the nymph Erato, whom Pan inspired, as Apollo the prophetess at Delphi.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Now, Erato, thy poet’s mind inspire, And fill his soul with thy celestial fire!
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • They were Clio the muse of history, Euterpe of music, especially the flute, Thalia of comedy, Melpomene of tragedy, Terpsichore of dancing, Erato of erotic poetry, mistress of the lyre, Polyhymnia of sacred poetry, Urania of astronomy, Calliope of eloquence and epic poetry.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Erato , Calliope [7] , Thalia [7] , Clio [8] , Euterpe [9] , Melpomene [9] , Terpsichore [9]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Fine Arts & Music
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