Muses are lesser gods who inspire creativity in mortals. The twelve main muses are all the daughters of Essan, but beneath them they have recruited many other muses from ascended humans, angels, and some of their own children. These lesser muses are not generally mentioned in the whole of the world’s mythology, but they are sometimes mentioned in personal accounts of experiences with them.
- 1 Selacy - Muse of Invention
- 2 Hela - Muse of Epic Poetry
- 3 Reina - Muse of Song
- 4 Tilen - Muse of Astronomy
- 5 Lyrasa - Muse of Art
- 6 Serys - Muse of Literature
- 7 Ibana - Muse of Spellcraft
- 8 Kalet - Muse of History
- 9 Rilyn - Muse of Comedy
- 10 Totela - Muse of Sculpture
- 11 Esterr - Muse of Metalwork
- 12 Mixika - Muse of Dance
Selacy - Muse of Invention
First born daughter of Essan, her mother was Brecha. Selacy rules over the aspect of invention, inspiring men to create new things to make life better. Selacy is tall and slim, with a long, hourglass figure. She has Brecha’s dark skin and brown eyes with Essan’s silver hair. Her ears are only pointed, and she has gold wings.
Hela - Muse of Epic Poetry
Second born daughter of Essan, her mother was Acoassa. Hela rules over the art of epic poetry, one of the first forms of storytelling and traditions of oral history. Hela is rather short, with an hourglass figure, and a gentle manner. Her hair is long, wavy, and golden blonde. She has amber colored eyes and lightly tanned skin. She has silvery wings.
Reina - Muse of Song
Third born daughter of Essan, her mother was Erada. Reina rules the art of song, lyrics, and the playing of instruments. She is a demure figure, with a mild hourglass figure, long, wavy red hair, lightly tanned skin, and blue eyes. In portrayals of her, she is often represented playing a flute, lute, guitar, or apparently singing. She has pink wings.
Tilen - Muse of Astronomy
Fourth born daughter of Essan, her mother was Draia. Tilen rules over the art and science of astronomy, and inspires those who study the stars to understand the effects of celestial bodies on people and the world around them. Tilen is a slight woman with long, straight blue-black hair, blue eyes, and pale skin. She is often represented with a sextant in hand. She has dark blue wings.
Lyrasa - Muse of Art
Fifth born daughter of Essan, her mother was Luma. Lyrasa rules over the arts of drawing, sketching, painting, and similar works. She is a short, voluptuous woman with brown hair that is worn in a loose bun with long, curly locks hanging about her face, which often bears a smile in her portrayals. Her eyes are green, and her skin tanned. She is often represented sitting while holding a stack of parchment with a quill in hand and a paintbrush tucked behind her pointed ear. She has pale lavender wings.
Serys - Muse of Literature
Sixth born daughter of Essan, her mother was a mortal; an Idayn woman by the name of Yerena. Serys rules over the art of writing, namely creative works. Serys looks much like her Idayn mother, tall and lean with long, straight blonde hair, green eyes, and fair skin. She also has the long, tapered ears of an Idayn and is represented often cradling a book or two in her arms. She has sandy colored wings.
Ibana - Muse of Spellcraft
Seventh born daughter of Essan, her mother was a human, one of the first humans to experiment with sorcery, which was why Essan chose her to bear his child. Ibana rules over the art of creating spells, both the incantations, and creativity in the effects desired. Ibana has an average figure, and has black hair, golden eyes, and dark skin. Her ears are pointed. She has bronze colored wings.
Kalet - Muse of History
Eighth born daughter of Essan, her mother was Maris. Kalet rules over the recording of history, and inspires historians to write, follow those who make history, and retell the tales of the past. Kalet has black hair, green eyes, and lightly tanned skin. Her figure is long and lean, and her ears are pointed. She has light blue wings that shift through from light to dark shades with her mood.
Rilyn - Muse of Comedy
Ninth born daughter of Essan, her mother was Areria. Rilyn rules over the art of comedy in theatre, literature, music, and nearly all aspects of creativity where humor applies. Rilyn has a mildly plump figure, dark red hair, blue eyes, richly tanned skin, and pointed ears. She is usually portrayed with a jovial expression, and depending on the theatre styles of some cultures, holding a mask with a gleeful expression.
Totela - Muse of Sculpture
Tenth born daughter of Essan, her mother was Fria. Totela rules over the art of sculpture. She is a slight woman with silver hair, blue eyes, pale skin, and pointed ears. She is usually portrayed in sculpture, holding a chisel and hammer in either hands. She has silvery-blue wings.
Esterr - Muse of Metalwork
Eleventh born daughter of Essan, her mother was Brecha. Esterr rules over the art of metalwork in weapons, architecture, sculpture, and other forms. Esterr resembles her mother quite a bit with her brown hair and eyes, bronzed skin, and pointed ears, but she is notably less muscular, somewhat taller, and often portrayed with a hammer and tongs in hand. She has gold wings.
Mixika - Muse of Dance
Twelfth born daughter of Essan, her mother was Oleiria. Mixika rules over the art of dance. She is a beautiful woman with a long, lean build, black hair, orange eyes, and tanned skin. She is usually portrayed in dance wearing flowing robes, barehanded or carrying a tambourine. She has pale gold wings.