Terpsichore


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Terpsichore

(tərpsĭk`ərē): 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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Terpsichore

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Terpsichore, asteroid 81 (the 81st asteroid to be discovered, on September 30, 1864), is approximately 122 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 4.8 years. Terpsichore was named after the Greek muse of dance and choral song. According to Martha Lang-Wescott, Terpsichore represents flexibility, agility, dance, body language and gestures, and movement. Jacob Schwartz adds “disciplined physical exercise.” This asteroid’s key words are “movement” and “body ego.”

Sources:

Lang-Wescott, Martha. Asteroids-Mechanics: Ephemerides II. Conway, MA: Treehouse Mountain, 1990.
Lang-Wescott, Martha. Mechanics of the Future: Asteroids. Rev. ed. Conway, MA: Treehouse Mountain, 1991.
Schwartz, Jacob. Asteroid Name Encyclopedia. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995.

Terpsichore

muse of dancing. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 849]
See: Dance

Terpsichore

Muse of choral song and dancing. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 260]

Terpsichore

the Muse of the dance and of choral song
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Joseph's father might well be one of the nine muses, as the case be: Calliope for epic poetry, Clio for history, Euterpe for lyric poetry, Melpomene for tragedy, Terpsichore for choral dance and song, Erato for love poetry, Polyhymnia for sacred poetry, Urania for astronomy, Thalia for comedy.
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