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The Three Graces
Transcript of The Three Graces
The Graces, although referred to as one unit, were actually three sisters.
The Graces were the daughters of
The three Graces in mythology are named:
Represented Beauty, Elegance, and Splendor.
Represented Youth, Beauty and Good Cheer
Represented Mirth and Joyfulness
The three Graces lived on Mount Olympus.
entertained the Olympian gods and goddesses by singing and dancing to the music of the Muses and Apollo's lyre.
The Graces and
Role in Mythology
The three Graces were goddesses of beauty and were Aphrodite's attendants.
They dressed her, gave her jewels, and placed her in a chariot, then led her to Olympus, where Aphrodite became one of the Olympians.
The Graces are not commonly involved in myths, but they are mentioned multiple times in Homers works including: The Iliad and The Odyssey.
The Graces were more commonly used as a subject of art and sculptures, than characters in myths.
According to Greek poet Pindar, these enchanting goddesses were created
to fill the world with pleasant moments and goodwill.
Modern Day Allusions
Some of the symbols of the Graces that represent cheerful amusement are:
Modern Day Allusions...
Because the Graces danced for Aphrodite beautifully and elegantly the word grace today is used to describe someone who dances or moves with elegance and beauty.