Euterpe was one of the nine Muses, the goddesses of music, song and dance.

Residence: Mount Olympus
Symbol: Double-flute
Parents: Zeus and Mnemosyne
Siblings: The Muses

Euterpe on the replica of a Roman mosaic in Vichten.

In the Classical era, when the Muses were assigned specific literary and artistic spheres, Euterpe was named Muse of lyric poetry. Her attribute was the double-flute. Euterpe’s name was derived from the Greek words eu– and terpô, meaning “giver of much delight.”

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