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The Muses, The Graces, the Fates, and the Furies

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Kristen Chan

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Transcript of The Muses, The Graces, the Fates, and the Furies

The Muses, The Graces, the Fates, and the Furies
The Graces
The Graces were daughters of Zeus and the Oceanid Eurynome.
The Fates
What were the roles of the fates?
Which fate spins the trhead of life?
The Muses
How many muses were there?
What did muses do?
What were the 3 things the muses were goddessess of?
The Graces
Who did the Graces attend to?
What was another name for the Graces?
The Muses
They are the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. They are known for their music and song, which supposedly brings joy to any who hear it.

The Furies
Three goddesses of vengeance:
Tisiphone (avenger of murder)
Megaera (the jealous)
Alecto (constant anger).
They were also called the Daughters of the Night, but were actally the daughters of Uranus and Gaea. Another name for them is the Erinyes.
Without mercy, the Furies would punish all crime including the breaking of rules considering all aspects of society. They would strike the offenders with madness and never stopped following criminals. The worst of all crimes were patricide or matricide, and first and foremost, the Furies would punish this kind of crime.
About the Graces
According to myths, the Graces were usually attending the Greek goddess of Beauty Aphrodite and her companion Eros and loved dancing around in a circle to Apollo's divine music, together with the Nymphs and the Muses. There are also known as the Charities.
About the Muses
The Muses in Greek mythology and literature, are the goddesses of the inspiration of literature, science, and the arts. They were considered the source of all knowledge, related orally for centuries in the ancient culture, that was contained in poetic lyrics and myths.


There are nine Muses, each with her own specialty:
Clio (History)
Urania (Astronomy)
Melpomene (Tragedy)
Thalia (Comedy)
Terpsichore (Dance)
Calliope (Epic Poetry)
Erato (Love Poetry)
Polyhymnia (Songs to the Gods)
Euterpe (Lyric Poetry).
There are 3 Graces in Greek Mythology:
Aglaia, the Grace that symbolized Beauty
Euphrosyne, the Grace of Delight
Thalia, the Grace of Blossom.
The Fates
The Fates have the power to determine a person's destiny.They assign a man to good or evil. Their most obvious choice is choosing how long a man lives.
There are three Fates:
Clotho, the spinner, who spins the thread of life.
Lachesis, the measurer, who chooses the length of the life one will have and measures off (with the thread) how long it is to be.
Atropos, who cannot be turned, cuts the thread of life.
The Furies
The furies job was to...
How many furies were there?
What was another name for the furies?
Kristen Chan
AP World History
Mr. Marsh
10/24/14
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