Euphrosyne (mythology)

Euphrosyne (Greek Εὐφροσύνη, cheerfulness ) is the first occupied in Hesiod name of one of the three Graces (Roman: Graces ), ie goddesses of grace in Greek mythology. She is, like her sisters, daughter of Eurynome and Zeus. It embodies happiness and cheerfulness.

In another, handed down by Hyginus Mythographus version Euphrosyne appears as a daughter of the goddess of night, Nyx, and Erebus.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe has her elegy " Euphrosyne " dedicated (formed 1797/98 ).