February 22, 2013

The Gift of the Musi: Muse - Not a Muse?

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?

Melpomene (Tragedy)
Thalia (Comedy)
Terpsichore (Dance)
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. 

Lily Munster
Austin Powers

Lauren Bacall
Will Smith
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.

Mona :)

* With apologies to Saturday Night Live


1 comment:

  1. This is pretty cool AND where do you get this stuff!! You're a deep thinker, girl....BTW, really like that boy with the armadillo!!