Erato was one of the nine Muses, the goddesses of music, song and dance.
Residence: Mount Olympus
Parents: Zeus and Mnemosyne
Siblings: The Muses
In the Classical era, when the Muses were assigned specific literary and artistic spheres, Erato was named Muse of erotic poetry and mime, and represented with a lyre. Her name means “lovely” or “beloved” from the Greek word eratos.