Muses in Popular Culture

Muses In Popular Culture

The nine Muses of Greek mythology have been portrayed in many different modern fictional works. They are also the inspiration for an all-female Mardi Gras krewe in New Orleans, Louisiana that parades the Thursday before Mardi Gras, on what was traditionally called Momus Thursday, along the traditional Uptown route. Along the way, they cross streets bearing the names of each of the nine Muses.

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