The Goddesses of the Arts
Which is Which?
Meet the Muses
- Homer called on her to help write the tales of Odysseus.
Clio is the Muse of History.
- If anything big happens, she'll know in an instant, and write it down on her scroll.
Erato is the Muse of Lyric and Love Poetry.
- You'll normally find her sitting under a tree daydreaming or fawning over some stranger.
Euterpe is the Muse of Music.
- You can't find a time when she's not singing. Her turn in the shower is an opera.
Melpomene is the Muse of Tragic Poetry.
- If she went to the underworld, she'd fit right in. She's always moping about something.
Polyhymnia is the Muse of Scared Hymns.
- Quite, polite, and only sings for special occasions.
Terpsichore is the Muse of Dance and Song.
- Can't sit still with a long weekend a few hours away? Terpsichore is the same. When the drum starts to beat, she's on the dance floor dancing until they stop.
Thalia is the Muse of Comic Poetry.
- When she's not telling jokes, she's laughing at them. Thalia was made for the comedy stage.
Urania is the Muse of Astronomy.
- She never looks down. Her eyes are glued to the heavens wherever she goes.
These priests served the goddess Cybele.
Orpheus had a beautiful voice that was said to tame beasts and move stones. He was able to lull the three-headed dog Cerberus to sleep and melt the heart of Hades.
These beings sang a haunting melody that lured sailors to their deaths
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