Let’s be introduced to the great and glorious Nine Muses. They are the Greek goddesses of learning, arts, culture and inspiration.
For centuries they have been worshipped and venerated for their patronage of music, art, drama and POETRY . So here are those lovely ladies, for whom places of dedication were known as ‘mouseion‘ from which we derive the word museum…
CALLIOPE, epic poetry
EUTERPE, flutes and music
TERPSICHORE, dancing and lyric poetry
POLYHYMNIA, mime and sacred poetry
ERATO, love poetry
Their names do not roll eloquently off the tongue but please note the continued reference to poetry ‘epic, lyric, sacred, love.’
So what have we learnt?
Poets are Goddesses! Therefore please bow or curtsey on arrival!