12 Contemporary Interpretations, Olympian deities in classical Greek and Roman religion, with footnotes
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Cesar Santos, (b. 1982)
Three Graces (aka the Charities)
Oil on linen
48 x 40 in
In Greek mythology, a Charis or Grace is one of three or more minor goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity, and fertility, together known as the Charites or Graces. The usual list, from youngest to oldest is Aglaea (“Splendor”), Euphrosyne (“Mirth”), and Thalia (“Good Cheer”). In Roman mythology they were known as the Gratiae, the “Graces”. In some variants, Charis was one of the Graces and was not the singular form of their name.
The Charites were usually considered the daughters of Zeus and Eurynome, though they were also said to…
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