Charites

In Greek mythology, goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility rule festive events. They typically numbered three, from youngest to oldest: Aglaea (“Splendor”), Euphrosyne (“Mirth”), and Thalia (“Good Cheer”). Depicted here displaying their charms, Thalia and Euphrosyne are blowing a hundred bubbles to mark a hundred years. Aglaea, floating off upon them, releases three crocuses over a Cape Cod marsh, representing spring. Samoset the cat watches as the one hundred and first stray bubble drifts off. This imagery of the patronesses of amusement and festivities seemed the perfect fit for this anniversary celebration.