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Muses are greek goddesses of inspiration and the arts, who help mortals with creative endeavors. There are three sets spanning three generations.

Generations of Muses

Mousai Titanides

The Titaness Muses. Daughters of Ouranós and Gaia . There are five Mousai Titanides, Melete, Aiode, Thelxinoe, Arkhe and Mnemosyne (mother of the Mousai Olympides ).

The Muses were originally all aspects of one goddess.

Mousai Olympides

The Muses (Mousai) of Olympus. They are the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, personification of memory. Zeus and Mnemosyne met for 9 nights birthing the nine goddesses. These nine are Calliope (mother of the Mousai Apollonides), Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania.

Mousai Apollonides

The Muses of Apollo . Daughters of Calliope and Apollo. There are six Mousai Apollonides, Cephiso, Apollonis, Borysthenis, Nete, Mese and Hypate.