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The Muses

The nine Muses of Greek mythology are goddesses, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory. The Muses were believed to inspire artists and other creative people. It was also believed that each Muse focussed on a particular art or science. Today, the term "Muse" is still used to describe anyone that inspires a creative artist.

Muse Art/Science
Clio History
Calliope Epic Poetry
Erato Love Poetry
Euterpe Lyric Poetry
Melpomene Tragedy
Polyhymnia Sacred Poetry
Thalia Comedy
Terpsichore Dancing and Choral Song
Urania Astronomy and Astrology