The Muses get credit for inspiration & also the words: amuse, music & museum - which was originally a place in which to worship them. Some say there were three muses, while others say there were nine. Whatever the number I like this painting of them cavorting to Apollo's lyre. Does anyone know the artist? I can't find it.
The Nine Muses were: Clio, Euterpe, Thalia, Melpomeni, Terpsichore, Erato, Polymnia, Ourania and Calliope.