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Thalia, the Greek muse of comedy, is also often seen holding a shepherd's crook, as in this picture.

As DisturbedNeo said, in Egyptian mythology it (along with a flail) is held by pharaohs as symbols of power, and is thus held by Osiris as a "pharaoh of the dead".