Welcome back to The Writing Apothecary and to a new lesson. Today we’re looking at the history of the muse. And it was so much fun to go through and find what information I could about them.
The Muses are inspirational goddess of literature, science and art. The 9 muses are:
- Calliope was the Muse who represented epic poetry. Her implement was the writing tablet.
- Clio was the Muse who had to do with history and she was always associated with holding a scroll.
- Euterpe was the Muse of lyrical poetry and music, and is always shown with an aulos (flute).
- Thalia represented both comedy and pastoral poetry and she was associated with the comic mask.
- Melpomene was the Muse of tragedy and her item was the tragic mask.
- Terpsichore was the Muse of dance and she was always associated with the lyre.
- Erato was always associated with love poetry. She had a type of lyre called the cithara.
- Polyhymnia represented sacred poetry and she was always depicted with a veil.
- Urania was the Muse of astronomy and she had a globe and compass.
Who is your favourite muse?
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