Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A little more than a name ...

Picture "The Muses" from:

Since one of the few things I really know about the mythological ladies of art is their names ...

  • Calliope: the muse of epic poetry

  • Clio: the muse of history, education and knowledge

  • Erato: the muse of sensual poetry

  • Enterpe: the muse of lyric and music

  • Melpomene: the muse of tragedies and elegies

  • Polymnia: the muse of sacred song

  • Terpsichore: the muse of music and dance

  • Thalia: muse of comedy

  • Urania: the muse of astronomy and astrology

I thought I should do at least a little research on them before we meet. I found photos and just the right amount of detail about each of them in a High School Student Essay written by: Heather Clegg-Haman found here--> The 9 Greek Muses


DB said...

It's too bad we weren't communicating sooner. I posted a contest about the muses in September and nobody solved it.

DB Vagabond Journeys

DB said...

I have that same book Coy, but I haven't started it yet because I'm still up to my nose in mystical German philosophy. DB -Vagabon