Three Graces (Raphael)
The Three Graces in Ancient Greece
The Graces, or Charities as they were also called, were personifications of charm, grace, and beauty. Most often they were the daughters of Zeus and Eurynome. Three graces, Euphrosyne, Aglaia, and Thaleia are most frequently named.
Social intercourse, manners, and culture were their realm and they were obvious associates of the Muses. Early images showed them clothed, but they eventually were almost always portrayed nude.