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Roman statue of Terpsichore from "Hadrian's Villa, presently at the "Prado Museum ("Madrid).
Terpsichore, Muse of Music and ballet, an oil on canvas painting by "Jean-Marc Nattier (1739).

In "Greek mythology, Terpsichore ("/tərpˈsɪkər/; Τερψιχόρη) "delight in dancing" was one of the nine "Muses and goddess of "dance and "chorus.[1] She lends her name to the word "terpsichorean" which means "of or relating to dance". She is usually depicted sitting down, holding a "lyre, accompanying the ballerinas' choirs with her music. Her name comes from the "Greek words τέρπω ("delight") and χoρός ("dance"). She is also a Mother of the "sirens and "Parthenope.


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  1. ^ Theoi Project, Greek Mythology, Muses [1], Retrieved April 29, 2014
  2. ^ "New Flower Named For Rita Hayworth". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. August 29, 1946. p. 15. Retrieved May 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ Ross, Robert Alan (August 23, 1980). "'Xandau' is a pale imitation of old musicals". St. Petersburg Times. St. Petersburg, Florida. p. 5B. Retrieved May 2, 2016. 

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