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Muse, Greek Mousa or Moisa, Latin Musa, in Greek-Roman religions and mythologies, one of a group of nuns of dark but antique origins, whose main center was the Mt. Helicon in Boeotia, Greece. Little is known about their worship, but every four years they had a party in Thespiae near Helicon and a competition (Museia), probably - or at least first - in music.
Initially they were the protectors of the poet (who in earlier days were also a musician and provided their own companions), but later their offer was expanded to all free art and science - their link to museums such as the Museum (Mouseion, home of the Muses) in Alexandria, Egypt. Homer already had nine muses in his ordeal, and from now on Homer calls either a muse or the muses together.
The muses were probably initially one of those obscure, within the group indiscriminate aggregations of gods that were typical of certain, probably early layers of the Greek faith. It began with the author Hesiod from the eighth c., who named Clio, Euterpe, Thalia, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Erato, Polymnia (Polyhymnia), Urania and Calliope, who were their boss.
Though Hesiod's schedule later became a canon, it was not the only one; in both Delphi and Sicyon there were only three Muses, one of which had the imaginative name Polymatheia ("Much Learning"). Clio etwa der "Proclaimer", Euterpe der "Well Pleasing", Thalia die "Blooming" ou "Luxuriant", Melpomene die "Songstress", Eato die "Lovely", Polymnia "She of the Many Hymns", Urania die "Heavenly" et Calliope "She of the Beautiful Voice".
" Since dance was a frequent companion to songs, it is not surprising that Hesiod named one of his nine "Delighting in the Dance", Therpsichore. Muses are often described as single, but they are often described as parents of illustrious children such as Orpheus, Rhesus, Eumolpus and others, who are either linked to poetics and singing or to Thrace and its surroundings or to both.
Or in other words, all their legends are secondarily, for one or another occasion bound to the primordial obscure and unnamed group. Consequently, there is no agreement in these little stories - Terpsichore, for example, is described by various writers as the parent of several different men and Orpheus is generally referred to as the sons of Calliope, but sometimes also of Polymnia.
Sculptures of the Muses were a favourite decor ations in long arteries and similar places; of course the sculptures did not make them all the same, but gave everyone a different characteristic, like e.g. a lyric or a sculpture. It may have helped the imaginative division of the various Muses among the various art forms and disciplines, especially in ancient Rome.
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