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As a Charis or Grace
Aglaea is the Greek goddess of beauty, splendor, glory, magnificence and adornment.
She is the youngest of the Charites or Graces, although Homer knew of a younger Charis or Grace named Pasithea ("Hallucination"). Aglaea is one of three daughters of Zeus and either the Oceanid Eurynome, or of Eunomia, the goddess of good order and lawful conduct. Her two sisters are Euphrosyne, the goddess of joy or mirth, and Thalia, the goddess of festivity and rich banquets. Together they are known as the Three Graces, or the Charites, and as such they attended Aphrodite, the goddess of love, with Aglaea sometimes acting as her messenger.
Aglaea was married to Hephaestus after his divorce from Aphrodite, and by him became mother of Eucleia ("Good Repute"), Eupheme ("Acclaim"), Euthenia ("Prosperity"), and Philophrosyne ("Welcome").
- Aglaea, the goddess/personification of the glow of good health, and a daughter of Asclepius and Epione. Her sisters are Hygieia, Panacea, Aceso, and Iaso, and her brothers were Machaon, Podaleirios and Telesphoros.
- Aglaea or Ocalea, daughter of Mantineus. She married Abas and had twins: Acrisius and Proetus.
- Aglaea, daughter of Thespius and Megamede. She bore Heracles a son, Antiades.
- Aglaea, a nymph. She is the mother, by Charopus, of Nireus.
- Aglaea, mother of Melampus and Bias by Amythaon.
- Aglaia is also the name of a character that features in Dostoyevsky's The Idiot, where she is the daughter of General Epanchin.
- Theoi.com: Kharis Algaia http://www.theoi.com/Ouranios/KharisAglaia.html
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- Bibliotheca 1. 3. 1
- Pindar, Olympian Ode 14. 1 ff
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- Hesiod, Theogony 945
- Orphic Rhapsodies (fragments)
- Greek Lyric Anonymous, Fragments 939 (Inscription from Erythrai) (trans. Campbell)
- Suidas s.v. Epione (trans. Suda On Line) (Byzantine Greek lexicon 10th century AD)
- Apollodorus, Bibliotheca, 2. 2. 1
- Apollodorus, Bibliotheca, 2. 7. 8
- Homer, Iliad, 2. 671
- Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 5. 53. 2
- Hyginus, Fabulae, 97
- Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 4. 68. 3
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