Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

Calliope, the Muse of Epic Poetry


Calliope was the Muse of the Epic 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.

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