Just taking some musical notes. Need notes on nomos too.
ANCIENT SOURCES AND THE MUSES
Writing in the 7th century BC, Mimnermus would write that the Elder Muses were born to Ouranos (sky) and Gaia (earth). Later sources, especially Pausanius and Plutarch in the 2nd century AD, would confirm that there were three Elder Muses, naming them as Aoede, Melete and Mneme.
Aoede was the muse of the song, Melete, the muse of practice, and Mneme, the muse of memory.
The concept of the Muses lives on today in poetic form, as artists search for their inspiration. The word muse though can also be seen throughout the English language, with music, amusement and museum all deriving from the original Greek word “mousa”. The English word museum indeed relates to a place where the Muses were worshiped.
The Elder Muses were particularly revered in the region of Boeotia, and were closely associated with Mount Helicon in the region. It was on Mount Helicon that there were said to be two fountains, Aganippe and Hippocrene, which were sacred to the Muses.