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Regarded as the daughters of the Greek god Zeus, and numbered nine, in the 1st century BCE Egypt the Muses were said to have been recruited by the Egyptian god Osiris. Their names were Kalliope, Kleio, Euterpe, Erato, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia and Urania.
Colloquially the term has come to mean anyone or anything that inspires one's work, and as such, is used as a compliment.
- In 48 BCE, the Medjay Bayek of Siwa joined his friend, Phanos the Younger, for a night of celebration at Phanos' house; the poet mentioned how it was "the perfect place for artist and muse to meet!"
- In 47 BCE, the Medjay Bayek of Siwa investigated murders in Cyrene; a note on one of the bodies specifically named the muse Melpomene.
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