The nine Muses of dA Picture

My entry to the ''Number 9" dA contest.

The first thing that came to mind when I read the line "What does the number 9 represent to you?" was the 9 Muses of Greek mythology theme. Furthermore, since they were the protectors of art and artists, I believe they fit dAmn well to what deviantART and this contest are all about.

There is quite a lot of symbolism into this piece, such as:

Muse of Tragedy
The nine Muses of dA
Euterpe final
PKMN:  Yggdrasil's Guardian