The word music can be traced back to Greek mythology. Humans often prayed to the Muses for good voices. The Muses are the goddesses of singing, art, and science and inspire (spiral in) those who excel at these pursuits. In another Greek myth the sirens who were similar to the muses (and born from the muse Terpsichore) competed with the muses in a singing contest. The sirens were known to sing a beautiful song on the rock and lure sailors to their deaths. There are many musicians who say they feel possessed when they play. Some musicians even admit to selling their soul to the devil. There is the famed legend of how Robert Johnson, the father of Blues music, sold his soul at the crossroads and sang about it in songs like “Cross Road Blues” and “Hellhound on My Trail”. **

The father of blues, Robert Johnson, made his famous deal with the Devil at the crossroads, and his biggest hit, Crossroads, was an account of that event. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame claims the songs of Robert Johnson “are the bedrock upon which modern blues and rock and roll were built… the father of rock and roll… It is said that legendary blues man Robert Johnson made his pact with Satan at the crossroads of Highways 49 & 61 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Johnson went from being the worst guitarist to the best guitarist.”

Contemporary blues guitar player, Son House: “He sold his soul to the Devil to play like that.”

According to, “Robert Johnson stands at the crossroads of American music as a popular folk legend has it, he once stood at Mississippi crossroads and sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for guitar playing powers.”

Robert Johnson describes his deal with Satan in the song Me and the Devil Blues:

“Early this morning when you knocked upon my door, and I said ‘Hello Satan, I believe it’s time to go.’ Me and the Devil was walking side by side”.

Johnson describes the demons that were chasing him in the song Hellhound on My Trail:

“I got to keep moving and the day keeps on worryin’ me. It’s a hell hound on my trail, hell hound on my trail, hell hound on my trail.”

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Isaiah Israel is a graduate of the University of Hawaii Pacific with a bachelors in Psychology and a deep love for history in which he believes that when you know the past you can understand the present and predict the future course of man and mankind and is the author of the best selling ebook The White Man's Burden Of Lies and Deceit.

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