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Simon Vouet, The Muses Urania and Calliope, c. 1634
Simon Vouet, The Muses Urania and Calliope, c. 1634

In Greek mythology, Urania ("heavenly") was the muse of astronomy and astrology. She is usually depicted as having a globe in her left hand and a peg in the right. She is able to foretell the future by the position of the stars. She is often associated with Universal Love and the Holy Spirit. She is dressed in a cloak embroidered with stars and keeps her eyes and attention focused on the Heavens. Those who are most concerned with philosophy and the heavens are dearest to her. Image File history File links Uranie_Calliope. ... Image File history File links Uranie_Calliope. ... Greek mythology is the body of myths and stories developed by the ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and their own cult and ritual practices. ... In Greek mythology, the Muses (Greek Μουσαι, Mousai : from a root meaning mountain) are nine goddesses who embody the right evocation of myth, inspired through remembered and improvised song and traditional music and dances. ... A giant Hubble mosaic of the Crab Nebula. ... Hand-coloured version of the anonymous Flammarion woodcut. ...


"Urania, o'er her star-bespangled lyre, With touch of majesty diffused her soul; A thousand tones, that in the breast inspire, Exalted feelings, o er the wires'gan roll-- How at the call of Jove the mist unfurled, And o'er the swelling vault-- the glowing sky, The new-born stars hung out their lamps on high, And rolled their mighty orbs to music's sweetest sound." From An Ode To Music, by James G.Percival


Her name has been used to name astronomical observatories such as the Urania in Berlin, Vienna, Zurich and Antwerp and Uraniborg on the island of Hven. MolÄ—tai Astronomical Observatory An observatory is a location used for observing terrestrial and/or celestial events. ... Berlin is the capital city and a state of Germany. ... The Urania is a public educational institute and observatory in Vienna. ... Location within Switzerland   Zürich[?] (German pronunciation IPA: ; usually spelled Zurich in English) is the largest city in Switzerland (population: 366,145 in 2004; population of urban area: 1,091,732) and capital of the canton of Zürich. ... The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal (Cathedral of our Lady) at the Handschoenmarkt, in the old quarter of Antwerp is the largest cathedral in the Low Countries and home to several triptychs by Baroque painter Rubens. ... Uraniborg was the astronomical/astrological observatory of Tycho Brahe; built circa 1576-1580 on Hven (also known as Ven or Hveen), an island in the Öresund; between Zealand and Scania. ... Hven, or Ven, is a small Swedish island in the Öresund strait, between Scania and Zealand. ...


There is a Urania Street in New Orleans, between Polymnia ("Polyhymnia") and Felicity Streets. New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ...

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Calliope | Clio | Erato | Euterpe | Melpomene | Polyhymnia | Terpsichore | Thalia | Urania Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... In Greek mythology, the Muses (Greek Μουσαι, Mousai : from a root meaning mountain) are nine goddesses who embody the right evocation of myth, inspired through remembered and improvised song and traditional music and dances. ... Greek mythology is the body of myths and stories developed by the ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and their own cult and ritual practices. ... Detail of painting The Muses Urania and Calliope by Simon Vouet, in which she is supposedly holding a copy of The Odyssey In Greek mythology, Calliope (Kaliope or Kalliope) (Greek: Καλλιόπη, beautiful-voiced) was the muse of epic poetry, daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, and is now best known as Homer... Clio - detail from The Allegory of Painting, Vermeer For other articles with similar names, see Clio (disambiguation). ... Erato - Oak panel, Simon Vouet Erato (lovely) is a Greek Muse, shown with a wreath of myrtle and roses, holding a lyre, or a small kithara (a musical instrument that she herself invented); at her feet there are 2 turtle-doves eating seeds off of the floor. ... The Muse Euterpe or Eutere (rejoicing well or delight), in Greek mythology, was one of the Muses, the daughters of Mnemosyne, fathered by Zeus. ... Hesiod and the Muse, 1891 - Oil on canvas, Musee dOrsay, Paris Gustave Moreau Melpomene (to sing) was a Muse in Greek mythology. ... Polyhymnia, section of Roman mosaic, 240 A.D Polyhymnia by Francesco del Cossa, 1455-1460. ... Terpsichore, Muse of Music and Dance, oil on canvas by Jean-Marc Nattier 1739 In Greek mythology, Terpsichore (delight of dancing) was one of the nine Muses, ruling over dance and the dramatic chorus. ... Thalia - oil on canvas by Jean-Marc Nattier 1739 In Greek mythology, Thalia or Thaleia (good cheer) was the muse of comedy and pastoral poetry. ...


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Simon Vouet, The Muses Urania and Calliope, c.
In Greek mythology, Urania ("heavenly") was the muse of astronomy and astrology.
Her name has been used to name astronomical observatories such as the Urania in Berlin, Vienna, Zurich and Antwerp and Uraniborg on the island of Hven.
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