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Urania is typically depicted with a globe.
  Greek mythology:  the Muse of astronomy
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Zeus is said to have had 9 daughters, each of whom is a Muse (a kind of goddess in charge) of an art or science.
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  • Urania is typically depicted with a globe.
  • Hippocrates is a dream; Urania is a dream; Hermes, a thought.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Book VII Descend from Heaven, Urania, by that name If rightly thou art called, whose voice divine Following, above the Olympian hill I soar, Above the flight of Pegasean wing!
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • —Venus Urania.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure

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  • They were Clio the muse of history, Euterpe of music, especially the flute, Thalia of comedy, Melpomene of tragedy, Terpsichore of dancing, Erato of erotic poetry, mistress of the lyre, Polyhymnia of sacred poetry, Urania of astronomy, Calliope of eloquence and epic poetry.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Half yet remains unsung, but narrower bound Within the visible diurnal sphere; Standing on earth, not rapt above the pole, More safe I sing with mortal voice, unchanged To hoarse or mute, though fallen on evil days, On evil days though fallen, and evil tongues; In darkness, and with dangers compassed round, And solitude; yet not alone, while thou Visitest my slumbers nightly, or when morn Purples the east: still govern thou my song, Urania, and fit audience find, though few.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Urania , Calliope [7] , Thalia [7] , Clio [8] , Euterpe [9] , Melpomene [9] , Terpsichore [9]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Fine Arts & Music, Architecture, Science
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