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Greek Muses

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The Nine Muses of Greek Mythology by Valerie Cardenas Calliope Clio Melpomene Terpsichore Erato Polyhymnia Urania Euterpe Thalia Who and What Are Muses?! Muse of DANCE Seen most often with a lyre in hand Origionally there were said to only be three muses by the names of Meletc (practice), Mneme (memory), Aoede (Song) These nine muses were like most gods and goddesses, blessing the mortals for inspiration in the arts....or punishing them for thinking they could be inferior to the Muses ability sometimes the Muses were said to be wild party animals... :) Hesiod—an ancient writer—said, "They are all of one mind, their hearts are set upon song and their spirit is free from care. He is happy whom the Muses love. For though a man has sorrow and grief in his soul, yet  when the servant of the Muses sings, at once he forgets his dark thoughts and remembers not his troubles. Such is the holy gift of the Muses to men.” Muse of Epic Song Symbol: wax tablet Gill, N.s. "Muses - About the Greek Muses." Ancient / Classical History - Ancient Greece & Rome & Classics Research Guide. Web. 11 May 2011. <http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/mgodsandgoddesses/tp/Muses.htm>. Muse of Lyric Song Symbol: Double Flute Muse of History Symbol: Scroll Muse of COMEDY Symbol: Comic mask, ivy wreath, shepherd's staff Muse of ASTRONOMY Symbol: Celestial Globe "Muse." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica, 2011. Web. 10 May. 2011. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/398735/Muse>. Muse of EROTIC POETRY Symbol: Smaller Lyre Protector of Love and Love Poetry Eros means "Lovely" or "Falling In Love" Discovered history and guitar Her name means "Proclaimer" discovered dances, harp, and education Slept with Achelous and birthed the Sirens Mother of Linus (father unknown) Discovered an abundance of insturments, courses, and dialects Her name means Delight was found with musical insturments always surrounding her discovered not only comedy, but geometry, architectual science, and agriculture A symbol of Theater (along with Melpomene, the Muse of Tragedy) her name means "Choir" seen as the supreme Muse
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
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