The nine muses of Greek mythology were nine anthropomorphic divine female characters who each held particular sway in a specific area of academia or creativity; these muses include Clio, the muse of history, Calliope, th... More »

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The forms of lyric poetry include the lyric poem, sonnet, dramatic lyric, dramatic monologue, elegy and ode. A lyric poem is any poem spoken by just one voice that expresses that individual's state of mind, feelings, per... More »

Lyric poems, also called sonnets, do rhyme. There are multiple patterns that these type of poems follow depending on what type of sonnet they are, but all of them are rhyming styles. There are two types of sonnets, Engli... More »

In Greek mythology, Hades is the lord of the underworld and, consequently, the ruler of the dead. He is the oldest male child of Cronus and Rhea, who divinely descended from the earth and sky. More »

In the Greek mythology story of Theseus and the Minotaur, King Minos of Crete ordered the labyrinth to be built as a way of housing a fierce half-man, half-bull creature known as the Minotaur, to whom seven young men and... More »

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In Greek mythology, there are 16 Titans, 14 Olympian gods and a large number of demigods, or half-god and half-human hybrids. The Titans ruled during the Greek Golden Age from Mount Olympus, but were overthrown by the Ol... More »

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Pegasus, the winged horse of Greek mythology, is depicted as having supernatural humanoid parents: Poseidon, the god of the sea, and the gorgon Medusa, who had once been a beautiful human girl but was turned into a snake... More »

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