Thalia

Clio, Euterpe, and Thalia

"Blooming." The Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry. She also favored rural persuits. Her attributes are a comic mask, a wreath of ivy, and a shepherd's crook. She became the mother of the Corybantes by Apollo.1

Iconography

Thalia is portrayed with the comic mask in one hand and the sheperd's crook in the other.

References

Notes

  1. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 3.4; Plato. Symposium ix, 14.

Sources

  • Aken, Dr. A.R.A. van. (1961). Elseviers Mythologische Encyclopedie. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Cooper, J.C., ed.. (1997). Brewer's Book of Myth and Legend. Oxford: Helicon Publishing Ltd.
  • Hesiod. Theogony, 77.