Clio, also spelled Kleio, is the muse of history In Greek mythology, or in some other mythological accounts, the muse of lyre playing. Like the other muses, she’s a daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Mnemosyne. Together with her sisters, she had been believed to live at either Mount Helicon or Mount Parnassos. Other common places for the Muses were Pieria in Thessaly, close to Mount Olympus. She had one son, Hyacinth, from one of among several kings, in different myths- with Pierus or with king Oebalus of Sparta, or with king Amyclas, progenitor of the people of Amyclae, inhabitants about Sparta. Some sources say she was also the mom of Hymenaios. Other texts credit her as the mother of Linus, a poet who had been murdered in Argos, though Linus has lots of varied parents depending on the accounts, such as many accounts where he’s the son of Clio’s sisters Urania or Calliope.
All of the Muses were regarded as the best experts of the own field, and any mortal challenging them into their domain was destined to be defeated. They were often linked with Apollo. The most typical number of the Muses is 9, however, the number isn’t always constant in previous mythologies. Hesiod is generally thought to have put their number, names, and domains of interest in his poem Theogony.
After scolding the goddess Aphrodite because of her ardent love for Adonis, was punished by Aphrodite, who left her fall in love with Pierus, king of Macedonia. From this relation, in some accounts, was born Hyacinthus, a young man of wonderful beauty who was afterwards murdered by his lover, the god Apollo. In his blood sprang a flower (the hyacinth). In art Clio was often characterized with the heroic trumpet along with the clepsydra.