The Muse : ThaliaThalia : "The joyous, the flourishing" , "to flourish, to be verdant"The Muse : Thalia by Nine-Muses
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Thalia, the daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, the eighth born of the Nine Muses, presided over comedy and idyllic poetry. In this context her name means "flourishing", because the praises in her songs flourish through time.
According to pseudo-Apollodorus, she and Apollo were the parents of the Corybantes. The Corbantes were the armed and crested dancers who worshipped the Phrygian goddess Cybele with drumming and dancing.
She was portrayed as a young woman with a joyous air, crowned with ivy, wearing boots and holding a comic mask in her hand. Many of her statues also hold a bugle and a trumpet (both used to support the actors' voices in ancient comedy), or occasionally a shepherd’s staff or a wreath of ivy.