Inspiring people since the early ages
They sang at the wedding of Cadmus and Harmonia, the wedding of Peleus, and Thetis, and at the funeral of Achilles.
Meet the Muses...
Muse of Epic Poetry
Attribute- Writing Tablet
Calliope is the eldest of all the Muses. "She is also the mother of Orpheus by Apollo" (Mercatante).
"Calliope was the superior Muse. She was accompanying kings and princes in order to impose justice and serenity. She was the protector of heroic poems and rhetoric art" (The Nine Muses of the Greek Mythology).
Muse of History
Attribute- Laurel and Scroll
"The Muse Clio discovered history and guitar. History was named Clio in the ancient years, because it refers to “kleos” the Greek word for the heroic acts. Clio was always represented with a clarion in the right arm and a book in the left hand" (The Nine Muses of the Greek Mythology).
Muse of Lyric Poetry, Love Poetry, and Marriage Songs
"Muse Erato was the protector of Love and Love Poetry – as well as wedding. Her name comes from the Greek word “Eros” that refers to the feeling of falling in love. She was depicted holding a lyre and love arrows and bows" (The Nine Muses of Greek Mythology).
Muse of Dancing
Attribute- Crown of Laurel or a Musical Instrument
"Terpsichore was the protector of dance; she invented dances, the harp and education. She was called Terpsichore because she was enjoying and having fun with dancing ( “Terpo” in Greek refers to be amused). She was depicted wearing laurels on her head, holding a harp and dancing" (The Nine Muses of the Greek Mythology).
Muse of Astronomy
Attribute- Glove and Compass
"Mother of Linus by Apollo and Hymenaeus by Dionysus" (Mercatante).
"Muse Urania was the protector of the celestial objects and stars; she invented astronomy. She was always depicted bearing stars, a celestial sphere and a bow compass" (The NIne Muses of the Greek Mythology).
Involvement in the Odyssey
"According to the myth, Homer asks from Calliope to inspire him while writing Iliad and Odyssey, and, thus, Calliope is depicted holding laurels in one hand and the two Homeric poems in the other hand" (The NIne Muses of the Greek Mythology)
Alchin, Linda. "The Muses." The Nine Muses ***. Siteseen Ltd, June 2014. Web. 06 Nov. 2014.
"The Baseball Muse - Magical Realism Screenplays." Magical Realism Screenplays. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2014.
Celeste. "SilkmousetheNeko (Celeste) on DeviantART." SilkmousetheNeko (Celeste) on DeviantART. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2014.
D., Melanie. "Sorakh28 (Melanie D.) on DeviantART." Sorakh28 (Melanie D.) on DeviantART. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2014.
Mercatante, Anthony S., and James R. Dow. The Facts on File Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend. New York: Facts on File, 2004. Print.
Michael. "Michael Mosaics." Michael Mosaics. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2014.
"Muse." Muse. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2014.
"Muses." Muses. Washinton State University, n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2014.
"Muses." UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology. Vol. 4. Detroit: UXL, 2009. 722-725. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 5 Nov. 2014.
"Saturday, October 27th 2012: Gang Signs / Tournament / Party Pigs / Mount Olympus / Silicone Sisters." THE GRAND VICTORY. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2014.
"The Nine Muses of the Greek Mythology." Greek Myths Greek Mythology. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2014."ZEUS LOVERS." Monicrespo3. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Nov. 2014.