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The Muses

Author: Gwydion

Based on information compiled from Obsidian's Dictionary of Pantheons.

Nine Goddesses, the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, charged with overseeing intellectual and artistic endeavor: Erato, Euterpe,
Kalliope, Klio, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania.

The realms of the muses:


Erato
Love Poetry
Euterpe
Lyric Poetry
Kalliope
Epic Poetry
Klio
History
Melpomene
Tragedy
Polyhymnia
Sacred Poetry
Terpsichore
Choral Dance
Thalia
Comedy
Urania
Astronomy

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