Terpsichore was one of the nine Muses, the goddesses of music, song and dance.
Residence: Mount Olympus
Symbols: Lyre and plectrum
Parents: Zeus and Mnemosyne
Siblings: The Muses
In the classical era, when the Muses were assigned specific literary and artistic spheres, Terpsichore was named Muse of choral song and dancing, and depicted with a lyre and plectrum. Her name means “Delighting in Dance” from the Greek words terpsis“to delight” and khoros “dance”.