: disagrees with his predecessors in that he makes Peitho (Persuasion) one of the Kharites. ", Ibycus, Fragment 284 (trans. Euphrosyne, lover of song, and Aglaia (Aglaea) revered, daughters of Zeus the all-highest, hearken, and with Thalia, darling of harmony, look on our songs of revel, on light feet stepping to grace this happy hour . to C1st A.D.) :

Campbell, Vol. ", Homeric Hymn 3 to Pythian Apollo 186 ff (trans.

She was usually called Aglaia.

"Hither, holy rosy-armed Kharites (Charites, Graces), daughters of Zeus. "Elpis (Hope) is the only good god remaining among mankind; the others have left and gone to Olympos.

: "[When Dionysos who was driven mad by Hera during his war against the Indians and his army routed :] One of the swiftshoe Kharites (Charites) [namely Pasithea] . . . ", Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy 5. 212 ff (trans.

22. ", Theognis, Fragment 1.

21 ff : She is, however, frequently depicted beside the goddess in ancient vase painting. At Orchomenos they were worshipped from early times in the form of rude stones, which were believed to have fallen from heaven in the time of Eteocles. Please do not copy without permission.

One named Kharis (Charis) was the wife of Hephaistos (Hephaestus) and another, Pasithea, was married to Hypnos (Hypnus) the god of sleep. : Select Papyri III, No.

Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C7th to 4th B.C.) "[Statues of the Kharites (Charites) in their temple at Elis :] One of them holds a rose, the middle one a die, and the third a small branch of myrtle . Trypanis) (Greek poet C3rd B.C.) : Campbell, Vol. : Nonnus, Dionysiaca 16. "As soon as the dewy frost is cast from the leaves and sunbeams warm the dappled blossom, the Horae (Seasons) assemble, hitch up their coloured dresses and collect these gifts of mine [Flora-Chloris, goddess of flowers] in light tubs. "She [Aphrodite] went to Kypros (Cyprus), to Paphos, wher her precinct is and fragrant altar, and passed into her sweet-smelling temple. : Nonnus, Dionysiaca 41.

Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) : Orphic Hymn 43 to the Horae (trans. Hesiod, Theogony 907 ff (trans. And now Kythereia (Cytherea) [Aphrodite] brings a ransom and seeks to have him released. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) : Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy 5.

In the early times the Charites were represented dressed, but afterwards their figures were always made naked, though even Pausanias (ix.

Conway) (Greek lyric C5th B.C.)

"Three fair-cheeked Kharites (Charites, Graces) . Aigles Kharites (trans. Walsh) (Roman novel C2nd A.D.) : : Greek Lyric IV) (C5th B.C.)

. They lend their grace and beauty to everything that delights and elevates gods and men. "By Okeanos' (Oceanus') daughter Eurynome he [Zeus] had the Kharites (Charites, Graces), named Aglaia (Aglaea), Eurphrosyne, and Thaleia (Thalia). Popularity index: 1041.


", Nonnus, Dionysiaca 33. ", Aristophanes, Birds 1088 ff (trans.

Campbell, Vol. "Assyrian Aphrodite seated in a solitary spot upon Libanos [Lebanon], alone, for the Kharites (Charites, Graces), those dancers of Orkhomenos (Orchomenus), had been sent away to gather the various flowers of spring in the gardens--one to gather Kilikian (Cicilian) crocus, one eager to bring balsam and sprouts of the Indian reed, another for the fragrant petals of the rose. [4.1] DIONYSOS (Anacreontea Frag 38)

. Walsh) (Roman novel C2nd A.D.) : Nonnus, Dionysiaca 3. "You Kharites (Charites, Graces) three . ", Pseudo-Hyginus, Preface (trans. Campbell, Vol. Conway) (Greek lyric C5th B.C.) (Paus. I must call the garland fragrant, all the flowers from which she tinged the boy, flattering him.

", Nonnus, Dionysiaca 47. Rouse) (Greek epic C5th A.D.) :

. :

: . ", Callimachus, Aetia Fragment 6 (trans. 2010-05-30 14:23:21 2010-05-30 14:23:21. "The Kharites (Charites, Graces) bathed her [Aphrodite] with heavenly oil such as blooms upon the bodies of the eternal gods--oil divinely sweet, which she had by her, filled with fragrance. 4 ff : ", Pindar, Eulogies Fragment 123 (trans. : Apuleius, The Golden Ass 2. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) : 4 ff : Their attributes differ according to the divinities upon whom they attend; as the companions of Apollo they often carry musical instruments, and as the companions of Aphrodite they carry myrtles, roses, or dice, the favourite game of youth. :

194.). .

"Kharites (Charites, Graces) of the golden-distaff, grant the fame that convinces mortals; for the god-inspired spokesman [i.e.

"Menelaus spoke with spell-binding words, making partners of the fair-robed Kharites (Charites, Graces). to C1st A.D.) : Apuleius, The Golden Ass 6.

The idea of personified grace and beauty was, as we have already seen, divided into a plurality of beings at a very early time, probably to indicate the various ways in which the beautiful is manifested in the world and adorns it. 11 ff (trans. ", Pausanias, Description of Greece 6. beautiful]. ", The Anacreontea, Fragment 5 (trans. If you wish to use our material in your essay, book, article, website or project, please consult our permissions page. ", Orphic Hymn 60 to the Charites (trans.

Rouse) (Greek epic C5th A.D.) : ", Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 4.

"Hail holy Kharites (Charites, Graces), companions of the Moisai (Muses), enthroned in splendour.

", Theognis, Fragment 1. : Bacchylides, Fragment 9 (trans. Greek Lyric IV) (C5th B.C.)

festivals] .

"[Dionysos :] ‘I will present you with the Kharites (Charites, Graces) of divine Orkhomenos (Orchomenus) . "My message shall go speeding far and wide, if Fate's decree grant's that my hand may till the precious beauty of the Kharites' (Charites, Graces) garden. Try entering just the first three or four letters. . § 1 ; Pind. The parentage of the Charites is differently described ; the most common account makes them the daughters of Zeus either by Hera, Eurynome, Eunomia, Eurydomene, Harmonia, or Lethe.