Thalia (Grace)

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The Three Graces, by Hans Baldung.

In Greek mythology and religion, Thalia or Thaleia (/θəˈlaɪə/[1]; Ancient Greek: Θάλεια Tháleia or Θάλια Thália "the joyous, the abundance") was one of the three Graces (Charites) with her sisters Aglaea and Euphrosyne.[2] They were usually found dancing in a circle. They were the daughters of Zeus and either the Oceanid Eurynome or Eunomia, goddess of good order and lawful conduct. Thalia was the goddess of festivity and rich banquets. The Greek word thalia is an adjective applied to banquets, meaning rich, plentiful, luxuriant and abundant.

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  1. ^ Gardner, Dorsey (1887). Webster's Condensed Dictionary (3rd ed.). Broadway, Ludgate Hill: George Routledge and Sons. p. 776. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  2. ^ Hesiod, Theogony 907

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