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Saturday, January 16, 2016

9 Muses in mosaic.

The nine muses — Clio, Thalia, Erato, Euterpe, Polyhymnia, Calliope, Terpsichore, Urania, and Melpomene — were often depicted in Mosaics.

Today I'd like to introduce the beautiful Muses of the mosaic which was unearthed in the Village of Vichten, close to Luxembourg in 1995. 

This mosaic can be admired at the Museum d'Histoire et d'Art de Luxembourg.

Clio invented History and the Cithar.

Thalia, protector of comedy also discovered geometry and agriculture.

Erato was the protector of Love and Love Poetry – as well as wedding.

Euterpe, discovered several musical instruments, courses and dialectic.

Polyhymnia, protector of the divine hymns and mimic art invented geometry and grammar.

Calliope,  presiding over Epic Poetry, was Homer's personal muse.

 Terpsichore invented dances, the harp and education.

And Urania, over Astronomy. Those who are most concerned with philosophy and the heavens are dearest to her.

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