Calliope: Mother of the Muses, Head of Epic and Philosophy

Invoke Calliope

Calliope, the eldest and most distinguished of the Muses, patroness of philosophy and epic poetry, mother of legendary bard, Orpheus.


Metrical or mystical, inspiration is described by famous poets over the millennia. Even unknown writers say ‘the muse is with me’ at moments when those words seem to come from nowhere…


‘Calliope’ follows the fortune of the muses along a literary timeline that is white, western and, for most of its length, male. Get the thrust of her argument in words or in pictures. Or take an advanced lesson from the Muse of Epic Poetry, and write your own, postmodern-style style. She’s the mother of inspiration!

Translating The Muse's Tale