Re: [mythsoc] about the word "muse"
- Ah, well, there is that. I am sorry if I gave the impression that one had
to have an opposite-gender inspirational genius. And one can certainly
have more than one. But when the spirit is masculine, what do you call it?
"Awen" seemed too impersonal, or more powerful, or something. Not
something one could lend a personality to, but perhaps I am mistaken.
"Genius" is too common a word with too many trappings on it already.
"Daemon" has been taken over by the software industry (and then there is
also "daimon") but it seemed the best bet, or the one with a shot at
resurrecting in that meaning.
I need an OED.
Elizabeth Apgar Triano
amor vincit omnia
> From: Christine Howlett <chowlett@...>she
> To: <email@example.com>
> Date: 12/15/2004 9:40:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [mythsoc] about the word "muse"
> I have no problem having a feminine muse, second-rate and profligate as
> is. After all, she is supposed to be there for inspiration not sex.Though
> mine spends a lot of time hanging around bars in dissolute fashion rather
> than attending to business.