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n. Greek Mythology
One of the three Graces.
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth one of the three Graces
[from Greek: mirth, merriment]
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(yuˈfrɒs əˌni)

one of the Graces.
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Noun1.Euphrosyne - (Greek mythology) one of the three Graces
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Grace - (Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors
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References in classic literature ?
Three beautiful goddesses, Aglaia, Thalia and Euphrosyne, who attended upon Venus, serving without salary.
Mournfully she gazed at the ship they were approaching; anchored in the middle of the stream they could dimly read her name-- Euphrosyne .
907-911) And Eurynome, the daughter of Ocean, beautiful in form, bare him three fair-cheeked Charites (Graces), Aglaea, and Euphrosyne, and lovely Thaleia, from whose eyes as they glanced flowed love that unnerves the limbs: and beautiful is their glance beneath their brows.
Right afterward, Damascius confirms that pleasure is indeed a goddess, and her name is Euphrosyne, one of the Graces.
Wright argues that Rachel's time on the Euphrosyne constitutes a kind of "epiphanic" voyage resulting from her inherently restrictive upper-class upbringing (twenty-four years of feeding rabbits, as Rachel puts it [Wright 83]).
In Greek mythology what name is given to Zeus and Hera's daughters Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thalia?
Verbal Agreement and Temporal Deixis in Homer." Euphrosyne: Studies in Ancient Epic and its Legacy in Honor of Dimitris N.
'Meliore cupiditate detentus: Christian Self-definition and the Rejection of Marriage in the early Acts of the Martyrs', Euphrosyne 31, 457-473.