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The Muses

Mariah Sullivan

on 8 November 2012

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The Muses The Muses are the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. They are known for the music of their song, which brings joy to any who hear it. Clio History Urania Astronomy Melpomene Tragedy Thalia Comedy Terpsichore Dance Calliope Epic Poetry Erato Love Poetry Polyhymnia Songs to the Gods Euterpe Lyric Poetry Allusions to the muses Today when something is referred to as a persons "muse" it means their inspiration, or their gift. There are many references to The Muses in... Literature Music Movies Terpsichore is mentioned in the lyrics to the song "Come Dance With Me" written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen for Frank Sinatra Calliope, Clio, Melpomene, Terpsichore, and Thalia all feature in the Walt Disney Pictures film Hercules, where they appear as a Greek chorus The song "Melpomene", by Danish rock band Kashmir, portrays a song of tragic love. In Daniel Quinn's My Ishmael, the fictional planet Terpischore is a land ravished by dancing, where dancing speeds up the growth of the natives' "favorite foods".

There are also references to The Muses in "The Odyssey" and "The Illiad" Thank you The influence of the Muses can also be seen in the Vatican, a special room is dedicated to them called Musei Vaticani, or The Room of the Muses. Statues of the Muses line the room and offer inspiration to all who enter The odyssey "Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns
driven time and again off course, once he had plundered
the hallowed heights of Troy." Significance in literature Some authors invoke Muses when writing poetry, hymns, or epic history. The invocation typically occurs at or near the beginning, and calls for help or inspiration, or simply invites the Muse to sing through the author. They were believed to inspire artists, especially poets, philosophers and musicians. All learning was under the patronage of the Muses. Schools commonly had shrines to the Muses, and any place dedicated to them was known as a mouseion, meaning "museum”.
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