One of the Nine Muses of Greek mythology, Thalia presides over comedy and bucolic poetry. In art she was depicted holding a comic mask, a shepherd's staff, or a wreath of ivy.
Thalia is also apparently the stage name of a Mexican singer, Ariadna Thalía Sodi Miranda.
A daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, Thalia was the Greek muse of comedy and bucolic poetry.
1. The eldest and wisest of the Nine Muses of Greek mythology. She is the muse of epic poetry, commonly known as Homer's muse, being the inspiration for Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.
2. A type of musical instrument which produces sound by sending a gas (either steam or, more recently, compressed air) through large whistles.
3. Title of a story in Neil Gaiman's Sandman graphic novels, in which the Greek muse Calliope is featured - although here she is misidentified as the youngest muse.
Daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne and mother of Orpheus, Calliope is the eldest and wisest of the muses.
One of the Nine Muses of Greek mythology, Urania presides over astronomy, astrology and astronomical writers. In art, she was depicted pointing to a globe with a rod.
A daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, Urania is the Greek muse of astronomy.
A phrase adopted by Australian comedian Adam Hills, usually used as an expression of affirmation or encouragement.
It was coined during a 1999 stand-up performance in Melbourne, Australia. Hills had invited an audience member on stage to yell out his own name; instead, the man shouted "go you big red fire engine!" The phrase quickly became an audience chant, and Hills subsequently used it as an affirmative mantra, eventually basing a stand-up show around it in 2001.
"Go you big red fire engine!" came to be regarded as a general expression of encouragement, and with Hills' urging it began to weasel its way into pop culture: it ended up appearing in a Detroit newspaper and on a Swedish website, as well as being yelled out in the Australian Federal Parliament by then-Senator Natasha Stott Despoja.
"The only way I could get through every night (of a bad gig) was, as I walked on, to just go, 'go you big red fire engine!' I could face anything after saying that!" - Adam Hills, "Go You Big Red Fire Engine" (2001)
One of the Nine Muses of Greek mythology, Euterpe presides over lyric poetry. Her attribute was the double-flute.
A daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, Euterpe was the muse of lyric poetry.