The Muses: Honor Female Friendship
The muses, the Greek deities who presided over the arts, are among the most familiar mythical women. Although the numbers varied from region to region, the classical period in Greece established them as nine. Each had their own distinct area of expertise: Calliope was Muse of epic poetry; Clio, history; Erato, the lyre; Euterpe, the flute; Polyhymnia, hyms and mime; Terspsichore, dance; Thalia, comedy; Urania, astronomy; and their mother, Mnemosyne, Muse of tragedy and memory. Hesiod suggested that the Muses were the ultimate party girls of Greece, “their hearts set upon song and their spirit is free from care.” Taking great pleasure in merriment, good food, and celebration, they helped mortals lighten up and allow their creativity to flow.
Special qualities: Inspiration for creative endeavors, joyful self-expression, and sacred sisterhood.
Evoke them: Call together your favorite women, gather in a sacred circle, make declarations about your creative endeavors, and promise to support each other in fulfilling your dreams.
Affirmation: “My life is filled with muses who inspire me in all ways.”