MusesNine by number, the muses were the daughters of the Titan Mnemosyne and Zeus. They were the goddesses of all arts and sciences, and gave the artists and scientists their inspiration.
would entertain the gods on Mount Olympus together with the
Graces. They won over the
Sirens in a song competition and got their
feathers as a price. In art, the muses were often depicted with these
feathers in their hair.
From the muses are the words music, bemused, museum and amused derived. The Romans called them Camenae.
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