Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

Clio, the Muse of History and Epic Poetry


Muse Clio(Cleio) was the goddess of epic poetry and history and is also considered to be the inventor of the guitar.

Clio once fell madly in love with the King of Macedonia, Pierus and with Pierus she created the beautiful Hyacinth, the lover of Greek god Apollo.

Clio is often depicted dressed in purple with laurels on her hair, in the one hand holding a cornet and in the other a book, the book Cleio used to write history. At her feet was the box of history.

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