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Mythology & Beliefs: Euphrosyne
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Euphrosyne was one of several Graces.

Euphrosyne in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology [CHARITES.] - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

Euphrosyne in Wikipedia In Greek mythology, Euphrosyne (Εὐφροσύνη; (English pronunciation: /juːˈfrɒzɨniː/) was one of the Charites, known in English also as the "Three Graces". Her best remembered representation in English is in Milton's poem of the active, joyful life, "L'Allegro". She is also the Goddess of Joy, a daughter of Zeus and Eurynome, and the incarnation of grace and beauty. Also known as the goddess of Mirth. The other two Charites are Thalia (Good Cheer) and Aglaea (Beauty or Splendor). She can be seen along with the other two Graces at the left of the painting in Botticelli's Primavera. The asteroid 31 Euphrosyne is named after the goddess. In Modern Greek, the name is usually transcribed as Effrosini. The Graces(Charites) were three lovely goddesses of Joy, Charm and Beauty According to a myth, the Charites were daughters of King Zeus and the Oceanid Eurynome. There were three Charites in Greek Mythology: Aglaia, the Grace that symbolized Beauty, Euphrosyne, the Grace of Delight and Thalia, the Grace of Blossom. According to Greek poet Pindar, these enchanting goddesses were created to fill the world with pleasant moments and goodwill. Usually the Graces were attending the Greek goddess of Beauty Aphrodite and her companion Eros and loved dancing around in a circle to Apollo's divine music, together with the Nymphs and the Muses. The Roman name of Charites is "Graces" - Wikipedia

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