The Muses (Ancient Greek: Μοῦσαι, moũsai: perhaps from the o-grade of the Proto-Indo-European root *men- "think") in Greek mythology, poetry, and literature, are the goddesses of the inspiration of literature, science and the arts. They were considered the source of the knowledge, related orally for centuries in the ancient culture that was contained in poetic lyrics and myths.

Read more about Muse:  Origins, Muses in Myth, Emblems of The Muses, The "tenth Muse"

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    To muse and brood and live again in memory,
    With those old faces of our infancy
    Heaped over with a mound of grass,
    Two handfuls of white dust, shut in an urn of brass!
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    The muse is blind as Cupid and skittish as Diana.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    The Muse mourns one who went to his retreat
    Long since in some abysmal city street....
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)