The Muses, the goddesses of Art and Science, gave mankind a special kind of gift: the gift of talent and inspiration.
If the Muses favored a mortal, he was truly blessed! On his birth, they would pour delicate dew on his tongue so that gentle words could come out of his mouth. All nations would then hang on his lips, respect him and treat him like a god. Only his decisions would result to justice and put an end to hassles.
Furthermore, the Muses sympathized with anyone who was in mourning or falling into decay. In order to confort him, they would send a singer with a blessed, sweet voice to praise the glory of the gods and mortals. By listening to his heavenly voice, the sad one easily got over his sorrow and turn happy again.