In Greek mythology and religion, Thalia or Thaleia (// or //; Ancient Greek: Θάλεια Tháleia "the joyous, the abundance") was one of the three Graces (Charites) with her sisters Aglaea and Euphrosyne. 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.
In popular culture
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- Thalia (as one of the Three Graces) is referred to in Neal Stephenson's book The Diamond Age.
- Thalia Grace is a demigod in the series Percy Jackson & the Olympians.
- Apollodoros, Library (I, 3, 1).
- Hesiod, Theogony (v. 907-909).
- Orphic hymns (LIX on the Charites).
- Pausanias, Description of Greece (IX, 35, 1).
- Pindar, Odes (Olympics, 14, str. 1-2).
- Grimal, Pierre, over&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false The Dictionary of Classical Mythology, Wiley-Blackwell, 1996, ISBN 978-0-631-20102-1. "Thalia" 2. p. 442.
- Smith, William; Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London (1873). "Thaleia" 4.
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