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Thalia(thəlī`ə, thā`lēə): see MusesMuses,
in Greek religion and mythology, patron goddesses of the arts, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. Originally only three, they were later considered as nine. Calliope was the Muse of epic poetry and eloquence; Euterpe, of music or of lyric poetry; Erato, of the poetry of
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in Greek mythology, personifications of beauty, charm, and grace; daughters of Zeus and the oceanid Eurynome. Also known as the Charites, they were usually three in number and were called Aglaia, Thalia, and Euphrosyne.
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one of the Graces; bestowed charm on others. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 481]
Muse of comedy. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 261]
Muse of comedy [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 1071]
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1. the Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry
2. one of the three Graces
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