Thalia: Muse of Comedy

One of the three original Graces, and the later 9 Classical Muses, Thalia has been spreading mirth and merriment for untold millennia…..she’s great at it!


Thalia, Muse of Comedy, 1739, Jean-Marc Nattier, Current location: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Mildred Anna Williams Collection

Soul-Sister of  Baubo, who cheered on Demeter in the dark days she wandered searching for the abducted Persephone.


Baubo Figurines from Priene


noun \ˈkä-mə-dē\
plural com·e·dies

  • 1 a : a medieval narrative that ends happily <Dante’s Divine Comedy>
  • b : a literary work written in a comic style or treating a comic theme
  • 2 a : a drama of light and amusing character and typically with a happy ending
  • b : the genre of dramatic literature dealing with the comic or with the serious in a light or satirical manner — compare tragedy
  • 3 : a ludicrous or farcical event or series of events <a comedy of errors>
  • 4 a : the comic element <the comedy of many life situations>
  • b : humorous entertainment <nightclub comedy>

Origin of COMEDY

Middle English, from Medieval Latin comoedia, from Latin, drama with a happy ending, from Greek kōmōidia, from kōmos revel + aeidein to sing — more at ode

First Known Use: 14th century

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