"Fleet Pegasus th' enchanting music hears,
And beats his pinions, and pricks up his hears;
Whilst the skill'd Erato, with sacred lyre,
Joins in the strain, and feels the noble fire."
H.P. Lovecraft, R. Kleiner Laureatus In Heliconem
"ERATO was one of the nine Mousai, the goddesses of music, song and dance. In the Classical era, when the Mousai were assigned specific artistic and literary spheres, Erato was named Muse of erotic poetry and mime, and represented with a lyre. Her name means 'lovely' or beloved' from the Greek word eratos."
Aaron J. Atsma, The Theoi Project: Greek Mythology