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Cantaloupe is a Muse, one of the seven patron deities of the performing arts. On Roundworld, Calliope is one of not seven but nine Ancient Greek muses, whereas a cantaloupe is a type of melon.


On Roundworld, these are the nine Muses:

  • Calliope (the "beautiful of speech", chief of the muses and muse of epic or heroic poetry)
  • Clio (the "glorious one", muse of history)
  • Erato (the "amorous one", muse of love or erotic poetry, lyrics, and marriage songs)
  • Euterpe (the "well-pleasing", muse of music and lyric poetry)
  • Melpomene (the "chanting one", muse of tragedy)
  • Polyhymnia or Polymnia (the "[singer] of many hymns", muse of sacred song, oratory, lyric, singing and rhetoric)
  • Terpsichore (the "[one who] delights in dance", muse of choral song and dance)
  • Thalia (the "blossoming one", muse of comedy and bucolic poetry)
  • Urania (the "celestial one", muse of astronomy)

What's the betting that on the Disc, Erato will somehow become Errata...?