Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

EUTERPE

Greek Music Goddess 🎵

Picture of the Greek Music Goddess Euterpe from our Greek mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Goddess of Musical Joy and Inspiration

She is one of the musical Muses. A gifted performer, she was instrumental in creating musical instruments, particularly wind-based ones such as the flute.

A wonderful flautist, Euterpe is reputed to have invented the double flute – giving double the musical pleasure in half the time using twice as many fingers.

(We don’t think she had anything to do with the saxophone but you never know.)

As a rich source of musical inspiration to performers, players and composers, Euterpe has enriched all our lives. Be thankful; she has helped to inspire all the music you love. Without her gifts of harmonious creativity, Mozart would only have composed horrible buzzing noises and every Adele song would sound like a tedious whining drone.

Since the dawn of music itself, desperate composers with a tight deadline have sought her aid. Eventually she was so much in demand that she also branched out into the lucrative Lyrical Poetry business.

From there it was just a short lindyhop to Musical Theater, the glitz and glamor of Broadway Shows, the thrill of the West End... Somewhere along the way she must have inspired musical entertainer Ivor Novello, as she is now the official mascot of the esteemed Ivor Novello Awards.

Euterpe Facts and Figures

Name: Euterpe
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: 🎵
In charge of: Music
Area of expertise: Music

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 3838

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Article last revised on December 13, 2021 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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