ERATO

ΕΡΑΤΩ

1. The Muse of erotic poetry. (Apollod. i. 3. § 1.)

2. A nymph and the wife of Arcas, by whom she became the mother of Elatus, Apheidas, and Azan. She was said to have been a prophetic priestess of the Arcadian Pan. (Paus. viii. 27. § 9; see ARCAS.)

3. A Nereid. (Apollod. i. 2. § 6; Hes. Theog. 247).

5. One of the Nysiades.

The Muses Melpomene, Erato and Polymnia, by Eustache Le Sueur (1617-1655), French Baroque painter

The Muses Melpomene, Erato and Polymnia, by Eustache Le Sueur (1617-1655), French Baroque painter