Goddesses in the Dust: A Real Life Terpsichore
Who is Terpsichore? you might be asking yourself. In ancient Greece, she was one of the nine muses, the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory. She and her sisters, Clio, Thalia, Erato, Euterpe, Polyhymnia, Kalliope, Urania and Melpomene were believed to reside above Mounts Olympus, Parnassus and Pindus and were the inspiration and patrons for poets, musicians, dramatists of tragedy and comedy, sacred hymns and authors, such as Homer. Terpsichore was the muse of the dance and the Greek chorus. Theater was a major form of entertainment in ancient Greece and she was thought to inspire dramatists in writing plays, which included the all important chorus who told the story.
At a recent Saint's Day festival in Greece, it would seem the muse of Terpsichore is still hard at work, as you can see in the faces of these men...
...for as the goddess of dance approaches, she is welcomed, as ever, on bended knee and with open arms.
Only those who don't strive after life
Truly respect life.