Quest: Thalia - Title 4 (0) ;
The goddess of comedy and pastoral songs.
Title Acquisition Quest
Location: Spartan Sanctum of Fighting Spirit northeast from Athens
Beyond Atlantica, history and legend:
Thalia can refer to four distinct entities in Greek mythology, two of whom were daughters of Zeus, and a third of whom bore him sons. The name Thalia, or Thaleia (both pronounced /θəˈlaɪə/) is spelled Θάλεια in Greek and derives from the same stem as θάλλειν "to bloom".
Thalia was a rustic goddess, the Muse of comedy and idyllic poetry
. In this context, her name means “flourishing,” because the praises in her songs flourish through time. Thalia was the daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, the eighth-born of the nine Muses. Her children by Apollo were the Corybantes. In art, Thalia was portrayed holding a comic mom, a shepherd’s staff, or a wreath of ivy.