In Greek mythology, the muses are goddesses who inspire the creation of art and literature. Calliope is the muse of epic poetry. In several scenes, a Hidden Mickey appears in Calliope's hair, as she faces forward to the screen.
Classically there are nine muses, Calliope (Epic Poetry), Clio (History), Euterpe (Music & Lyric Poetry), Melpomene (Tragedy), Terpsichore (Dance), Erato (Love Poetry), Polyhymnia (Song & Hymns), Urania (Astronomy) and Thalia (Comedy & Pastoral Poetry).
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