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Transcript of Greek Muses
Protector of Heroic Poems and rhetoric art accompanied royal figured in giving fair judgement and trial inspired Homer when he asked for her aid in writing the Odyssey and Iliad Gave birth to Orpheus the great musician her name means "Beautiful Voice" can foretell the future her name means "heavenly" Muse of TRAGEDY Symbol: tragic mask, ivy wreath discovered tragedy, rhetoric speech, and melos in paradox to comedy, her and Thalia are leading roles in modern theater Muse of SACRED SONG protector of divine hymns (PolyHYMNia....if you didn't see that) and mimic arts also discovered Geometry and Grammar her name means "many songs" "The Nine Muses of the Greek Mythology." Greek Myths - Greek Mythology. Web. 11 May 2011. <http://www.greekmyths-greekmythology.com/nine-muses-in-greek-mythology/>.
Support "Myth Man's Muses Homework Help." Thanasi's Greek Restaurant. Web. 11 May 2011. <http://thanasis.com/muses.htm>. "Muses - Myth Encyclopedia - Mythology, Greek, God, Ancient, Famous, Roman, King." Encyclopedia of Myths. Web. 11 May 2011. <http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/Mi-Ni/Muses.html>.
Zeus wanted someone who could sing praises of his victory against the titans....so he slept with Mnemosyne for nine nights... the result?...well I'm sure you get the picture right? but.....lets stick with the nine everyone else believes there to be which are... A poet was dumb enough to challenge the nine muses, and he was punished with blindness and losing his ability to sing for ever questioning their power In another case, there were the nine sisters os Pierides who wanted to go against the muses in a contest, in which the muses one (as gods usually do), so the Pierides sisters were morphed into birds five muses invented the five human senses Two muses created theory and practice in learning three muses created the notes on the lyre four muses created four dialects--Attica, Aeolian, Doraian, and Ionian Apollo was sort of like their Godfather and leader...but only sort of