The Greeks gave the title of Muse to nine of their most distinguished female poets: Praxilla, Moero, Anyte, Erinna, Telesilla, Corinna, Nossis, Myrtis, and Sappho. Three older muses were known beside the 9: Melete (Meditation), Mneme (Remembrance), Aoide (Song). Athenians offered sacrifices to the muses in the schools, as did the Spartans before battle. They share the knowledge of past, present and future with Apollo, their leader (Musagetes).