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The Muses

The nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, they were the goddesses of music, song and dance, and the source of inspiration to poets. Source: theoi.com - Created by redwoodfey

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  • Calliope

    "beautiful voice", muse of epic poetry, Homer's muse for the Iliad and the Odyssey, mother of Orpheus and Linus, her emblem was a writing tablet or book

  • Clio

    "to make famous" or "to celebrate", muse of history, mother of Hyacinth, her emblem was an open scroll of parchment

  • Erato

    "the lovely" or "beloved", muse of lyric poetry, especially love poems, her emblem was a kithara

  • Euterpe

    "giver of much delight", the muse of music or lyric poetry, her emblem was a flute

  • Melpomene

    "to sing", the muse of tragedy, her emblem was a tragic mask or sword

  • Ourania

    "heavenly one", muse of astronomy, her emblem was a globe or compass

  • Polyhymnia

    "the one of many hymns", muse of sacred hymns, her emblem was a veil

  • Terpsichore

    "delight in dancing", muse of dancing, mother of the Sirens, her emblem was a lyre

  • Thalia

    "to flourish", the muse of comedy, mother of the Korybantes, her emblem was a comic mask or trumpet