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Roman statue of Terpsichore from Hadrian's Villa, nowadays at the Prado Museum (Madrid).
Terpsichore, Muse of Music and Dance, an oil on canvas painting by Jean-Marc Nattier (1739).

In Greek mythology, Terpsichore (pron.: /tərpˈsɪkər/; Τερψιχόρη) "delight in dancing" was one of the nine Muses, ruling over dance and the dramatic chorus. She lends her name to the word "terpsichorean" which means "of or relating to dance". She is usually depicted sitting down, holding a lyre, accompanying the dancers' choirs with her music. Her name comes from the Greek words τέρπω ("delight") and χoρός ("dance").


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