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Calliope, the Muse of Epic Poetry

Last Update: 21 Mar 2021


Calliope, the Muse of Epic Poetry

Calliope was the Muse of Epic Poetry


Calliope was the oldest and wisest of the 9 Muses. Calliope was so named because of her beautiful way of giving speeches. She was the most outstanding Muse of all and accompanied respected kings on their way.


Calliope was the favorite Muse of the Greek poet Homer, and many even consider Calliope to be the actual mother of Homer. Another child of Calliope is said to have been Orpheus, a famous musician and poet in ancient Greece.


In depictions, Calliope is seen young and beautiful, crowned with gold, holding a writing tablet or a volume of Homer's Odyssey.


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