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Ancient Greek and Roman Myths Notes

Charities (Graces)

Charities (called in Latin Graces) ancient Greek divines for beauty, grace and artistic inspiration, and perhaps also, in their earliest form, of powers of vegetation. They are generally said to be tree sisters called Euphrosyne, Thalia and Aglaea. Their father was Zeus, mother either Eurynome, or Hera. They are usually depicted as naked girls embracing at each other. They frequently accompany Apollo, Athena, Aphrodite, Eros and Dionysus.
See: Alessandro Botticelli Venus and the Three Graces presenting Gifts to a Young Woman,
Sir Edward Burne-Jones The Tree Graces.
Correggio Three Graces.
Pontormo. The Three Graces.
Raphael The Tree Graces.
Peter Paul Rubens The Three Graces, The Three Graces.

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