What is a muse?
A muse is a mythical goddess or
the power regarded as a poet's inspiration.
Ancient Greek mythology includes nine mythical goddesses who are sister muses.
They are concerned with creative inspiration and the guiding of genius.
These are said to be daughters of the Greek God Zeus and Mnemosyne.
The muses presided over such elements as song and poetry,
and the various arts and sciences.
The sister muses are:
Calliope, whose concern is epic
poetry; Clio, history;
Erato, lyric or love poetry; Euterpe, music or flutes;
Melpomene, tragedy; Polyhymnia, sacred poetry
Terpischore, dancing and choral song; Thalia, comedy;
and Urania, astronomy.