Euterpe (yo͞otûr`pē): see MusesMuses,
in Greek religion and mythology, patron goddesses of the arts, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. Originally only three, they were later considered as nine. Calliope was the Muse of epic poetry and eloquence; Euterpe, of music or of lyric poetry; Erato, of the poetry of
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Euterpe (religion, spiritualism, and occult)
Euterpe, asteroid 27 (the 27th asteroid to be discovered, on November 8, 1853), is approximately 88 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 4.3 years. It was named after the Greek muse of lyric poetry and music, who some myths say invented the flute. She also is said to have had a special affection for “wild” melodies. The prominence of Euterpe in a natal chart indicates talent in wind instruments and a preference for “wild” music.
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Muse of music and lyric poetry. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmer-man, 105]
Muse of dramatic melody; patroness of flautists. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 385]
Muse of lyric poetry. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 159]
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Greek myth the Muse of lyric poetry and music
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