Erato

July 20th, 2008 by sabrina

Erato (pronounced AIR-uh-toe) is the Greek Muse of lyric poetry, including love poems and erotic poetry, and mimicry. The nine Muses are the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, and they accompany Apollo in his role as God of the arts. According to one source, she has a son named Azan by Arkas, the King of Arcadia, while another source states that she is married to Malos, the lord of Malea, and with him has a daughter named Kleophema. Erato is usually depicted holding a lyre, and sometimes with a wreath of roses. Her name means “beloved,” and her epithets include Clear-Voiced and Who Charms the Sight.

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