The Muses Of Apollo
In Greek mythology, the Nine Muses were the daughters of Zeus, goddesses of poetic inspiration and the creative arts. Presided over by Apollo, the Muses were usually depicted in paintings as young, ethereal women with divine beauty, often with wings, on whose mercy the creativity, wisdom and insight of all artists, musicians and philosophers depended.
In literature, ancient writers would invoke Muses near the beginning of their work when writing poetry, hymns or epic history, asking for help or inviting the Muse to sing directly through the author. More from Robert Sepehr, author and anthropologist.