The nine Muses were daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. Each one has a particularly department of literature, art, or science.

They are:

  • Calliope - Muse of Epic Poetry

  • Clio - Muse of History


  • Euterpe - Muse of Lyric Poetry
  • Melpomene - Muse of Tragedy

  • Terpsichore - Muse of Choral Dance and Song

  • Erato - Muse of Love Poetry

  • Polyhymnia - Muse of Sacred Poetry

  • Urania - Muse of Astronomy

  • Thalia - Muse of Comedy



In ancient Greece, Pygmalion was a talented sculptor who loved his work. He would spend several hours carving beautiful ivory statues. Then one day, he chose a large piece of ivory, and worked at it, chiseling and hammering until he finished. This statue was of a beautiful lady. He clothed the figure and gave it jewels. Then named it Galatea whish means sleeping love. Pygmalion went to the temple of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, to pray for a wife just like the statue. When Aphrodite heard him, she went to his home to see what was it was about. When she saw it, she loved it because she thought it looked a lot like herself, so she brought it to life. When Pygmalion returned home, he found Galatea alive. He then threw himself at her feet and Galatea smiled at him. They soon got married. Pygmalion did not forget to thank Aphrodite for answering his prayer. All though their life, Pygmaltion and Galatea brought gifts to her. Aphrodite blessed them with happiness and love in return.


Farewell to the Muse

Have you ever read the poem ?Farewell To the Muse? by Lord Byron? If you haven?t then here is the link to it: Farewell to the Muse

I think the muse that inspired Lord Byron was the muse of Choral dance and Song, Terpsichore. I think that because there are a few times when he said to sing to me (line 6) and lengthen my song (line 16). What muse do you think he was inspired from? I think she did this by being care heart and full of life.


Wrapped Around Your Finger?

Have you ever heard of the song, ?Wrapped Around Your Finger? by The Police? Well, here is a link to a music video of that song:

Music Video

and here is a link to the lyrics:


This song is about a tale of an apprentice who seeks esoteric wisdom under the teaching of an erotic teacher. He eventually overrode the mentor to become the master. It features mythological and literary references, notably to the Scylla and Charybdis monsters of Greek mythology. It also talks about Mephistopheles, who is a subordinate to the devil. This song is based on the German legend of Faust.

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