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The Muses: World History Project

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Katelyn Herzberg

on 19 November 2012

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Transcript of The Muses: World History Project

The Nine Muses Who Are the Muses?
Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, And Urania. Calliope is the Muse of epic poetry Terpsichore is the Muse of dance Urania is the Muse of astronomy Erato is the Muse of love and poetry. Clio is the Muse of history Melpomene is the Muse of tragedy Polyhymnia is the Muse of sacred poetry Euterpe is the Muse of music Thalia is the Muse of comedy The Muses are the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne.
They lived with Apollo on Mount Olympus and Mount Helicon.
Some Muses had off springs. The Muses are the goddesses of music, song, dance, and knowledge. Considered an inspiration to poets. The Muses symbols were
harps
beautiful women with instruments
lyres
flutes
scrolls Muses can bestow the gift of talent and insight and revoke their blessings The Muses have weaknesses:
they resented humans
they were of like mind A Muses Myth Thamyris once challenged the Muses
He mocked and made fun of them
Resulted by him being maimed and had a loss of memory The Nine Muses are a big part of Greek mythology. Blinded and had a loss of memory
Couldn't write poetry or play the lyre Calliope gave birth to Orpheus Clio gave birth to Hyacinthus
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