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Erato (dryad)

In Greek mythology, Erato (/ˈɛrət/; Ancient Greek: Ἐρατώ "desired" or "lovely") was a dryad. She was the priestess and prophetess of the god Pan, verses were attributed to her at an ancient oracle of the god, located at Megalopolis near Acacesium.[1] Erato was married to Arcas, the son of Zeus and Callisto, and bore him three sons, Azan, Apheidas, and Elatus.[2][3]


  1. ^ Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology Archived November 30, 2005, at the Wayback Machine, p. 107.
  2. ^ Pausanias. Description of Greece, 8.4.2.
  3. ^ Pausanias. Description of Greece, 8.37.11; 8.37.12.