The Muses


In Hercules the Muses are the "goddesses of the arts and proclaimers of heroes" who narrate the movie and sing most of its songs. In Greek mythology, there are nine muses. In Hercules we see only five - Calliope, Clio, Melpomene, Terpsichore and Thalia:


Calliope
In mythology: patron of epic poetry and the eldest
What sets her apart: she's the tallest, with high, curly hair


Clio
In mythology: patron of history
What sets her apart: she wears her hair in a ponytail


Melpomene
In mythology: patron of tragedy and lyre playing
What sets her apart: she has long, wavy hair


Terpsichore
In mythology: patron of lyric poetry and dancing
What sets her apart: she has frizzy hair


Thalia
In mythology: patron of comedy
What sets her apart: she's short and fat



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