I have neither seen nor heard from my muse in several days. It got me thinking about alternatives. Where to look for my next inspiration? I need a muse!
Seven of the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne are responsible for strictly artistic inspirations (the "Gift of the Musi" if you will). Can you identify at least 5 of them?
Calliope (Epic Poetry)
Erato (Love Poetry)
Polyhymnia (Songs to the Gods), and
Euterpe (Lyric Poetry)
That leaves Clio (History – and one could argue vigorously that the history books are full of fictional plotlines and heroes); and Urania (Astronomy – and they've been feeding us a lie about Pluto all along. What do they really know, anyway?). So, with that in mind, I’d like to present some contenders and ask you to consider the question: Muse – Not a Muse?*
Please use the comment section and rate these characters on a scale of 1-5, 1 being least muse-worthy, and 5 being most muse-worthy. Remember, this is completely subjective; there are no right or wrong answers.
|Some guy I took a picture of at the Armadillo Races in 1980|
May your muse be just around the corner
and put a smile upon your face.
* With apologies to Saturday Night Live