Terpsikhore

August 20th, 2008 by sabrina

Terpsikhore (pronounced turp-SIK-uh-ree) is the Greek Muse of dancing and choral song. The nine Muses are the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, and they accompany Apollo in his role as God of the arts. She is usually depicted sitting and holding a lyre. With Akheloios, a river God, she is the mother of the Sirens. Terpsikhore’s name, which means “delighting in dance,” is also seen as Terpsichore, and the epithet Honey-tongued was used to describe her.

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