The Three Graces….”filling the world with pleasant moments and goodwill”

And so as I had started on the 3 Graces I just had to finish all 3 …..

It is said that the 3 Graces (The Charis)  lived on Mount Olympus , their Father was Zeus and their mother Euronyme. The graces were all personifications of Fertility and were adept at dance, singing and poetry. Usually the Graces were attending the Greek goddess of Beauty Aphrodite and her companion Eros. According to Greek poet Pindar, these enchanting goddesses were created to fill the world with pleasant moments and goodwill. The Graces were also associated with the Greek underworld and the Eleusian Mysteries.

 

Thalia Grace - Goddess of abundance and plenty One of the 3 Graces

Thalia Grace – Goddess of abundance and plenty
One of the 3 Graces

The Greek Goddess Thalia of good cheer , abundance and plenty. Her name means “banquet or “flowering”…There was also a Thalia who was one of the 9 muses.

ALGAEA- Goddess of Grace and Glory

ALGAEA- Goddess of Grace and Glory

The Greek Goddess Algaea was the goddess of beauty, adornment, splendor and glory.She represented the creation of objects of beauty and artistic adornment.

 

EUPHROSYNE - Godess of Mirth and Joyfulness One of the 3 Graces

EUPHROSYNE – Goddess of Mirth and Joyfulness
One of the 3 Graces

The Greek Goddess Euphrosyne  was the personification of Joy, mirth and merriment.

She Walks in Beauty

She walks in Beauty, like the night 
Of cloudless climes and starry skies; 
And all that's best of dark and bright 
Meet in her aspect and her eyes: 
Thus mellowed to that tender light 
Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.
 

One shade the more, one ray the less, 
Had half impaired the nameless grace 
Which waves in every raven tress, 
Or softly lightens o'er her face; 
Where thoughts serenely sweet express, 
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
 

And on that cheek, and o'er that brow, 
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent, 
The smiles that win, the tints that glow, 
But tell of days in goodness spent, 
A mind at peace with all below, 
A heart whose love is innocent!

Poem by George (Lord) Byron

 

 

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One Response to The Three Graces….”filling the world with pleasant moments and goodwill”

  1. rose cook says:

    How fantastic to have depicted all three x

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