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Muses

(Encyclopedia)Muses, in Greek religion and mythology, patron goddesses of the arts, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. Originally only three, they were later considered as nine. Calliope was the Muse of epic poetry a...

Clio

(Encyclopedia)Clio: see Muses.

Pieria

(Encyclopedia)Pieria pīērˈēə [key], region of ancient Macedonia, W of the Thermaic Gulf (the modern Gulf of Thessaloníki). It included Mt. Pierus, an early seat of the worship of Orpheus and the Muses, and Mt...

Melpomene

(Encyclopedia)Melpomene mĕlpŏmˈənēˌ [key]: see Muses. ...

Erato

(Encyclopedia)Erato ĕrˈətō [key]: see Muses. ...

Polyhymnia

(Encyclopedia)Polyhymnia pŏlˌĭhĭmˈnēə [key]: see Muses. ...

Terpsichore

(Encyclopedia)Terpsichore tərpsĭkˈərē [key]: see Muses. ...

Euterpe

(Encyclopedia)Euterpe yo͞otûrˈpē [key]: see Muses. ...

Aganippe

(Encyclopedia)Aganippe ăgˌənĭpˈē [key], in Greek mythology, nymph. Her spring on Mt. Helicon, sacred to the Muses, gave poetic inspiration to all who drank from it. ...

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