A muse is one of the 2,200 spirits who inspire the creation of literature and the arts. Originally muses had been forbidden to raise familys, but by the tenth century this was permitted. Shrines to these muses can sometimes be found across Zork. Some of the muses include Mit, Selrach, Mik, Cire, Xela, Eoj, Clio, Thalia, Threnia, and Pterya.