Wednesday, May 27, 2015


"Calliope and Clio rest their quills, 
As wise Urania at the chorus thrills."
H.P. Lovecraft, R. Kleiner, Laureatus, In Heliconem

"Kalliope was the eldest of the Muses, the goddesses of music, song and dance. In older art she holds a lyre. Kalliope was the mother of the bard Orpheus. When her son was dismembered by the Bakkhantes, she recovered his head and enshrined it on 
the island of Lesbos" 
Aaron J. Atsma, The Theoi Project: Greek Mythology


  1. Lovely! You ought to check out "The Lyre of Orpheus" song by Nick Cave. It's quite gory with a chorus of "Oh Mama", who I assume is Calliope.

  2. Great work as always. Does this mean you will be doing the other muses? Dare I hope for an adaption of the film XANADU from you sir?