March 15, 2022

What is a Muse?


Ever wondered what a person’s muse is? If so, you might enjoy this definition.

A muse, (in the most basic sense) is a person who serves as an inspiration to an artist.

Now you may have known that, but did you know the word muse dates back to Greek mythology, with Zeus' daughters forming the nine Muses who presided over the arts and science?

For us, the muse is a spirit or source that inspires us to (write) create.

I once heard someone suggest that it was like daydreaming. I wonder!

Here are some synonyms I found for muse. What do you think? Any of these represent how you see your muse?

These are just a few I found.

Our work would be dry and dead without inspiration just as inspiration without work would have no meaning. It is said our muse provides the ideas and energy, the fundamental fire for our work.

A muse can be anything. Anything that gives a spark to our creativity, such as a person, place, or object. Even your natural creativity.

I like the archaic definition of muse: Wonder and Marvel.

Do one or more of these represent your muse?

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