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Calliope, the Muse of Epic Poetry in Greek mythology
Calliope,the Muse of Epic Poetry in Greek mythology

Calliope was the Muse of the Epic and Lyric Poetry

Calliope was the eldest and wisest of the 9 Muses. Calliope was named this way because of her nice way of making speeches. She was the most excellent Muse of all, accompanying respectable royalties on their way.

Calliope was the favorite Muse of the Greek poet Homer, many even consider Calliope being the actual mother of Homer. Another child of Calliope was said to have been Orpheus, a famous musician and poet in ancient Greece.

In depictions Calliope can be seen young and beautiful, crowned with gold, holding a writing tablet or a volume of Homer's Odyssey in her hand.


Greek pronunciation of Calliope




Muses in Greek Mythology

Calliope- Epic Poetry

Calliope Greek pronunciation of Calliope

Epic Poetry
Clio- History

Clio Greek pronunciation of Clio

History
Erato- Love Poetry

Erato Greek pronunciation of Erato

Love Poetry
Euterpe- Music

Euterpe Greek pronunciation of Euterpe

Music
Melpomene- Tragedy

Melpomene Greek pronunciation of Melpomene

Tragedy
Polyhymnia- Hymns

Polyhymnia Greek pronunciation of Polyhymnia

Hymns
Terpsichore- Dance

Terpsichore Greek pronunciation of Terpsichore

Dance
Thalia- Comedy

Thalia Greek pronunciation of Thalia

Comedy
Urania- Astronomy

Urania Greek pronunciation of Urania

Astronomy