Thalia was one of the Nine Muses from Greek Mythology. In ancient Greek her name means, "the joyous, the flourishing", from Ancient Greek: thállein; ‘to flourish, to be verdant’. The role of the muses was to inspire people to be creative. The Nine Muses were deities that gave artists, philosophers and individuals the necessary inspiration for creation. Thalia was often depicted as a young woman with a joyous air, crowned with ivy, wearing boots and holding a comic mask in Her hand.