According to "Greek myth, Euphrosyne and the two other "Charites were daughters of "Zeus and the "Oceanid "Eurynome. The "Greek poet "Pindar states that these goddesses were created to fill the world with pleasant moments and good will. Usually the "Graces attended the 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. Euphrosyne is usually depicted with her sisters.
Euphrosyne is a Goddess of Joy or Mirth, and the incarnation of grace and "beauty. The other two Charites are "Thalia (Good Cheer) and "Aglaea (Beauty or Splendor). Her half-brother is "Hephaistos, or Hephaestus, the god of metalworking and volcanoes. Her name is the female version of a Greek word euphrosynos, which means "merriment".
In Roman myths the Graces where known as the "Gratiae".
She can be seen along with the other two Graces at the left of the painting in "Botticelli's "Primavera. The sculptor "Antonio Canova made a well-known piece in white marble representing the three Graces, in several copies including one for "John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford.
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