Euterpe

June 13th, 2008 by sabrina

Euterpe (pronounced yoo-TER-pee) is the Greek Muse of music and song. The nine Muses are the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, and they accompany Apollo in his role as God of the arts. Euterpe is said to have invented the double flute. By the river God Strymon, she is the mother of Rhesus, King of Thrace, who fights on the side of Troy in the Trojan War, and is killed in a night raid by Diomedes. Euterpe’s name means “giver of much delight.”

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