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The mother of Muses
One of the nine Muses, Calliope was the Muse of epic poetry, and was
pictured with a tablet and stylus, or with a scroll.
She had many children by different gods: Carybantes by Zeus, Hymen, Ialemus and Linus by Apollo, Rhesus by the river Strymon, the Sirens, Orpheus and Oeagrus. All of these children, except Rhesus, had to do with music or poetry.
Calliope had a special weakness for Achilles, and taught him how to entertain and enhance the morals of his friends by singing at their feasts.
When Aphrodite and Persephone argued who would get Adonis, Calliope was called in by Zeus as mediator. Her decision was that each goddess would be with him a certain part of the year.
This text is cited Sept 2003 from the In2Greece URL below.
Muses, Muse: Perseus Project
Daugther of Orion
Menippe. A daughter of Orion , who offered to die with her sister
Metioche, when a pestilence was raging in Boeotia, and the oracle demanded the
sacrifice of two virgins. They were changed into comets by Pluto and Persephone,
and had a sanctuary near Orchomenus.
Daughter of Orion.
Eupheme, the nurse of the Muses, of whom there was a statue in the grove of the Muses near Helicon. (Paus. ix. 29.3)
Daughter of Termesus river.
Aganippe. A nymph of the well of the same name at the foot of Mount Helicon, in Boeotia, which was considered sacred to the Muses, and believed to have the power of inspiring those who drank of it. The nymph is called a daughter of the river-god Permessus. (Paus. ix. 29.3; Virg. Eclog. x. 12.) The Muses are sometimes called Aganippides.
Agamippis, is used by Ovid (Fast. v. 7) as an epithet of Hippocrene; its meaning however is not quite clear. It is derived from Agnippe, the well or nymph, and as Aganippides is used to designate the Muses, Aganippis Hippocrene may mean nothing but " Hippocrene, sacred to the Muses."
The first to sacrifice on Helicon to the Muses and to call the mountain sacred to the Muses were, they say, Ephialtes and Otus, who also founded Ascra .
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