THALIA

ΘΑΛΕΙΑ

1. One of the nine Muses, and, at least in later times, regarded as the Muse of Comedy. (Hes. Theog. 77.) She became the mother of the Corybantes by Apollo. (Apollod. i. 3. § 4; Plut. Sympos. ix. 14.)

2. A daughter of Nereus and Doris. (Hom. Il. xviii. 39; Hes. Theog. 248 ; Virg. Georg. iv. 338, Aen. v. 826.)

3. A daughter of Hephaestus, and by Zeus, the mother of the Palici. (Serv. ad Aen. ix. 584; Steph. Byz. s. v. palikê.)

4. One of the Charites. (Hes. Theog. 909 ; Apollod. i. 1. § 3; Paus. ix. 35. § 1.)

The Muses Clio, Euterpe and Thalia, by Eustache Le Sueur (1617-1655), French Baroque painter

The Muses Clio, Euterpe and Thalia, by Eustache Le Sueur (1617-1655), French Baroque painter