The Nine Muses
The Nine Muses
The Muses

  • They were the godessess of music, song and dance. They were also the goddessess of knowledge, who remembered all things that had passed

  • List of Muses

  1. Kalliope- Epic Poetry

  2. Kleio- History

  3. Ourania- Astronomy

  4. Thaleia- Comedy

  5. Melpomene- Tragedy

  6. Polyhymnia- Religious Hymns

  7. Erato- Erotic poetry

  8. Euterpe- Lyric poetry

  9. Terpsikhore- Choral song and dance


In Greek paintings there were painted as nine beautiful young women with different intruments. They were born at the by Mount Olympus. They are the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne.




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Sources
http://www.theoi.com/Ouranios/Mousai.html
Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton