Homer gives some mad shout-outs to the Muses in this epic (and epically long) poem.
And the shout-outs don't stop with the Iliad. Did you notice that they're always at the beginning?
Virgil opened his poem with a nod to the Muses, too. Don't they ever get tired of all these epic poets pestering them all the time?
Yep, another epic poem. This time, the Muses show up to brag to Athena (Minerva) about how they beat the daughters of Pieros in a singing contest and then turned them into magpies.
Dante asks for inspiration all the way from Hell to Heaven.
The super-important poems never end. Milton gets by with a little help from his Muses in his epic poem about the fall of man.
Olivia Newton John plays the Muse, Terpsichore, in this "so bad it's almost good" movie musical.
The Muses are a mystery to Madonna—at least that's what she sings in her hit song.
The (super-cute) Muses sing a lot of catchy numbers in this old-school Disney movie.
In this theatrical remake of the 1980 film, the Muse Clio comes down to inspire a dude to start a roller disco. (No really, that's what it's about.)
The nine singing sisters show up to rock out the final celebration at the end of this novel.