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The Muses by Arbetta The Muses by Arbetta
At last, I've finished them! :dance: Daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, they are the embodiments and protectors of art and inspiration. Not all of them turned out as I imagined, but I decided to post them all together like this :meow: I hope you like them! (They form a rainbow or something, I know it's kinda cheesy) :dummy:

From left to right, in each line, they are:
Melpomene: the Muse of Tragedy. It was common to invoke her to get beautiful and dramatic phrases. Her emblem is the tragic mask, but she also wears a high belt and cothurnus, the boots worn by tragic actors.
Thalia: the Muse of Comedy. Her emblem is the comic mask (which always seemed kinda creepy to me) and the ivy wreath. She also wears boots. She was also considered the muse of idyllic poetry, so she must be an optimistic one :D
Euterpe: the Muse of Music, she plays many instruments, but her emblem is the aulos, a double-flute from Ancient Greece that she invented.
Clio: the Muse of History. She was the mother of Hyacinth, one of Apollo's lovers ;) Her emblems are the scrolls, but I prefer a good book.
Calliope: arguably the leader of the muses, she's the Muse of Epicness, I mean Epic poetry. She was Homer's muse, that says it all. She was also a lover of Ares and had many children with him not making Aphrodite angry or anything because, you know, Calliope is awesome :nod:
Urania: the Muse of Astronomy. Her emblems are the globe and the compass, but I forgot the compass and put many stars in her crown and cloak because I love stars. Also, she's the muse who protects philosophers.
Erato: the Muse of love and erotic poetry :love: She holds a cithara, a lyre from Ancient Greece, and wears a wreath of roses and myrtle. She and Eros usually work together, so beware.
Terpsichore: the Muse of Dance. I didn't like the classical depiction of her sitting down playing a lyre. I think the muse of dance should, you know, dance around :dance:
Polyhymnia: the Muse of Sacred hymns, poetry and eloquence. She wears a veil and is always shown meditative and serious. I think she should get to happy conclusions about life sometimes so here I gave her a smile :aww:

...so many different muses I'm so tired!
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ChristineMerrifield Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student General Artist
These are soo stunning!!! Although they have their similarities they are all very unique. I especially love the electrifying mood Terpsichore gives off. So inviting! I love them all! Keep up the amazing work pleaseeee!!!
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LuzCorti Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Urania and Erato ♥ This is so good!
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SpiritZodiac Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
It bothers me that there's no muse of art and painting. What's up with that?
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dracarysVG Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Me encantan!!!! Muy bien logradas tanto su personalidad como apariencia. Gran trabajo :happybounce: 
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teamleochibigirl Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Makes me wonder if theirs even a muse of art, u know like drawing and painting
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BabsDC Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Terpsicore is my fav muse ever!
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belianis Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
After the original nine, a tenth, Pictoria, was added to represent the pictorial arts.
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Oldstar-Rod Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect work. I'm inspired to draw my own version of the Muses.

 
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winddancer23 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Beautiful!
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kata0830 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
2 words " Love Them!"
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