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Calliope

Calliope is the muse of epic poetry. She is the leader of the muses and is the tallest of the five with high hair. She is from the 1997 Disney animated film Hercules. She has two famous sons, Orpheus and Linus, by either Apollo or King Oeagrus of Thrace. She taught Orpheus verses for singing. According to Hesiod, she is also the wisest of the Muses, as well as the most assertive. Calliope married Oeagrus in Pimpleia, a town near Mount Olympus. She is said to have defeated the daughters of Pierus, king of Thessaly, in a singing match, and then, to punish their presumption, turned them into magpies.

In some accounts, Calliope is the mother of the Corybantes by her father Zeus. She was sometimes believed to be Homer's muse for the Iliad and the Odyssey. The Roman epic poet Virgil invokes her in the Aeneid ("Aid, O Calliope, the martial song!") In some cases, she is said to be the mother of Sirens by the river-god Achelous. Another account adds that Calliope bore Rhesus to the river-god Strymon.

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HerculesPhiloctetesHadesMegaraZeus ● Muses: Calliope, Clio, Thalia, Terpsichore, and MelpomenePain and Panic
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