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►Greek Mythology: “The Muses” / Poem: “Erato, the Greco-Muse of Love Poetry”, by Eva Xanthopoulos⭐️✔️.-

Thank you for the lovely feature, Amalia! 🙂 🙂

Please follow her blog, everyone… It’s amazing. ❤

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"Apollo and the Muses" by Baldassarre Peruzzi. 1523. “Apollo and the Muses” by
Baldassarre Peruzzi. 1523.

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The Muses were the Greek goddesses of inspiration in literature, science and the arts.

Before the Classical idea of the nine Muses, Pausanias tells us of three Muses, different altogether from the nine we know. They were: Melete, or Practice. Mneme, or Memory and Aeode, or Song

It was only later, with Hesiod that the idea of Nine Muses showed up.

According to it, they were the daughters of Zeus and MnemosyneZeus and Mnemosyne slept together for nine consecutive nights, thus birthing the nine Muses.

Μnemosyne gave the babies to Nymph Eufime and Apollo (God of Light, Eloquence, Poetry and Fine Arts). When they grew up they showed their tendency to the arts, taught by God Apollo himself.
Apollo brought them to the big and beautiful Mount Elikonas, where the older Temple of Zeus used to be. Ever…

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Evy Zen (formerly Eva PoeteX) is a Mystic Poetess, Eclectic Artist, and Wellness Advocate who calls the Greater Cleveland area home sweet home. Born a Clevelander with a Greek lineage, the arts started being a major part of her life the moment she picked up her first crayon. To date, dozens of Evy's writings have been featured in publications like Thought Catalog, The Journey Magazine, and TheSeeds4Life. She has also had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous musicians and artists across the globe. Currently, Evy is the Founding Editor of Poehemian Press and the Co-Founder of Health Mastery Movement. Additionally, she is the author of several poetry books, including Esoterra and Sacred Shapes. Furthermore, she holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University and a Diploma in Exercise Nutrition from Shaw Academy. When she's not creating, she enjoys reading her weight in philosophical books, going on epic bike rides, playing racing games, and meditating to ambient music. To find out more, visit Evy Zen’s official website: www.evyzen.com

9 thoughts on “►Greek Mythology: “The Muses” / Poem: “Erato, the Greco-Muse of Love Poetry”, by Eva Xanthopoulos⭐️✔️.-

  1. It was a great article, & your poem is quite lyrical & very wonderful. I checked out your other site, but it says you’re retooling. I’ll check back in the future! Cheers! _Resa

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    1. Thank you!! 🙂

      Yes, we’re giving it a big make over. It’s pretty exciting! It’ll be back up and running very soon.

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  2. Excellent. You are a spectacular poet. I’ve only really read Milton and your stuff kinda reminds me of it. You’re also really informed when it comes to mythology. I’m just an amateur but nevertheless I find mythology intensely enjoyable. My favorite line in your poem began with “a love star crossed”. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thank you so much!! 🙂 I definitely am a fan of Milton.

      Although I’m Greek and have written several pieces on Greek mythology, I feel like Amalia (aquileana) is a true authority in all-things mythology. Her blog is absolutely amazing.

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