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Thaleia (Θαλεια) is the muse of comedy and idyllic poetry. Her name means flourishing in this context, because she praises in her songs flourish through time. She was the eighth born muse of the nine. She is also the daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne.

Parent

Zeus (Father) & Mnemosyne (Mother)

Siblings

  • Kalliope (Καλλιοπη) - The Muse of Epics and Heroic Poetry
  • Kleio (Κλειω) - The Muse of History
  • Erato - The Muse of Lyric Poetry, Hymns and Erotic Poetry
  • Euterpe - The Muse of the Flute and Dionysiac Music
  • Melpomene - The Muse of Tragedy
  • Ourania - The Muse of Astronomy
  • Polyhymnia - The Muse of Solemn Hymns and Religious Dance
  • Terpsikhore - The Muse of Dance

Children

  • The Corybantes (Children with Apollo)

Portrayal

Statues of Thaleia in ancient Greece showed her as a young woman with a happy aura. She was usually crowned with ivy, had boots on, and was holding a comic mask. Most of her statues also hold a bugle, a trumpet, a wreath of ivy, or a shepherd's staff.



Gallery

Trivia

  • There is also a Grace named Thalia, though they are not the same.
  • Her symbol is a comical mask

Navigation

ve The Muses
Muses: KalliopeKleioEratoEuterpeMelpomenePolyhymniaThaliaTerpsikhoreOurania
Related articles: ZeusMnemosyneThe MusesThe Elder Muses


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