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Erato ("lovely") was a Greek Muse, represented with a lyre. She was the Muse of lyric poetry, hymns and marriage. Some considered her also the muse of dance.

Erato was the daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne. She was the lover of Hyacinth who later married Malos, the king of Epidaurus and gave birth to Cleophemes. In some versions, she is also the mother of Aigle.