Lyrics and Sheet Music
Who is the muse of lyric poetry?
Asked in Definitions, Greek and Roman Mythologies
What are the nine muses and departments?
Calliope - Muse Queen and of Epic or Heroic Poetry Clio - Muse of History Erato - Muse of love and erotic poetry and of marrige songs Euterpe - Muse of music and lyric poetry Melpomene - Muse of tragic poerty and tragedy Polyhymnia or Polymnia - Muse of sacred songs, lyrics and singing Terpsichore - Muse of choral music and dance Thalia - Muse of comedy Urania - Muse of astronemy
Asked in Greek and Roman Mythologies
What is a calliope?
I thought Calliope was one of the 9 Muses and not a horse? Definition: At one time, the goddesses of inspiring springs, the nine Muses became the representatives of poetry, the arts and science : Calliope, Muse of epic song, Clio, Muse of history, Euterpe, Muse of lyric song, Thalia, Muse of comedy and bucolic poetry, Melpomene, Muse of tragedy, Terpsichore, Muse of dance, Erato, Muse of erotic poetry, Polyhymnia, Muse of sacred song, and Urania, Muse of astronomy.
Who is the Greek goddess of music?
There is no Greek goddess of music, but technically there is a Greek god of music, Apollo. There are also the nine Muses, which brought joy to anyone who heard their music. Their names are: Thalia - Muse of comedy and idyllic poetry Melpomene [mel-po-men-ee] - Muse of tragedy Cleo - Muse of history. Euterpe - Muse of lyric poetry. Terpsichore - Muse of music and dancing. Erato - Muse of erotic poetry. Calliope - Muse of epic poetry and rhetoric. Urania - Muse of astronomy. Polyhymnia or Polymnia - Muse of sacred hymns and harmony. http://www.csun.edu/~hchum001/muses.htm