new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
the three muses - Melete, Mneme, and Aoede | by Sigi K ॐ
Back to album

the three muses - Melete, Mneme, and Aoede

Jacques and his three muses, Darina.


The muses were Greek goddesses who presided over the arts and sciences. They were believed to inspire all artists, especially poets, philosophers, and musicians. The Muses were the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory. The number of Muses varies over time; initially there was but one, and later there is mention of three: Melete, Mneme, and Aoede (the Elder Muses). Usually there is mention of nine muses: Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania, the Younger Muses.


The Muses were venerated throughout Greece, but more so in those areas with many wells and springs.


The Muses sat near the throne of Zeus, king of the gods, and sang of his greatness and of the origin of the world and its inhabitants and the glorious deeds of the great heroes. From their name words such as music, museum, mosaic are derived.


BACKGROUND TO THE IMAGE: This room does not exist. The wall and floor are separate layers. Two additional images of Darina were layered above the first pic of Jacques & the first Muse with the chair. The chair belongs to the photographer as does the fantasy!!




Please don't use this image on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved.


36 faves
Taken on May 10, 2009