Goddesses of Inspiration
“Get unstuck and feed your fire with us!”
Who are The Muses?
- Calliope – epic poetry
- Clio – history
- Euterpe – flutes and lyric poetry
- Thalia – comedy
- Melpomene – tragedy
- Terpsichore – choral song and dance
- Erato – love poetry
- Polyhymnia – sacred poetry and songs
- Urania – astronomy
How to call on The Muses:
Daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne (Memory personified), the Muses were the embodiment of their chosen art form. In ancient Greece, before beginning a new song, dance, or poem, artists would call upon the appropriate Muse, asking for Her words/dance to flow through them.
Prayer to The Muses:[Note: decide who to call on and what you want to ask for first – I am giving an example for Thalia, but you can choose your Goddess and words of devotion particular to your situation]
Thalia, Muse of Comedy
Bring a little laughter into my life
Inspire me to find joy and humor in all things
Help me to surrender my ego and learn to laugh at myself
May I bring your wisdom and musings to all I see.
Thank you, Thalia!
Tribute to The Muses:
As Muses were known as teachers of the great arts, they would be best served by donating an appropriate gift (journals, musical instrument, brushes and canvases, costumes) to a local art school (or the art teacher at your child’s school).