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    The Greek Muses

    Since I have yet to develop quality researching skills, I was wondering if any of you out there could answer my question. Is there any way that I could recognize the Greek muses as deities?

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    Re: The Greek Muses

    I'm not a Greek Pagan, but I don't see why not. They're considered to be (in most popular views) the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne.

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    Re: The Greek Muses

    I'm fairly sure the muses were actively worshiped in ancient times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BerrySpice View Post
    Since I have yet to develop quality researching skills, I was wondering if any of you out there could answer my question. Is there any way that I could recognize the Greek muses as deities?
    The Muses *are* goddesses. Whatever gave you the idea that they weren't?
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    Re: The Greek Muses

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    Whatever gave you the idea that they weren't?
    The fact that the sources I've checked never referred to them as such.

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    Re: The Greek Muses

    Greece had a sizable number of divinities beyond the 12 Olympians. The Muses are among them.
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    Re: The Greek Muses

    Absolutely--the Muses were deities of Greece. And even if they weren't, you could still recognize them as such if you chose to.
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    Re: The Greek Muses

    Quote Originally Posted by BerrySpice View Post
    Since I have yet to develop quality researching skills, I was wondering if any of you out there could answer my question. Is there any way that I could recognize the Greek muses as deities?
    Are you asking for a how-to, or asking if it's even possible? The Moisai absolutely were regarded as goddesses in antiquity. I can help you with any how-to after I get off the BlackBerry and go upstairs.

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    Re: The Greek Muses

    While they certainly are deities, in my opinion, I definitely think it is a matter of opinion and it's something you ought to choose depending on what makes you feel comfortable.

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