Thank You for Unearthing the Chthonic Muse

I have a new muse.

The nine traditional muses are not oriented toward my personal needs;

Calliope: epic or heroic poetry

Clio: muse of history

Erato: love or erotic poetry, lyrics, and marriage songs

Euterpe: music and lyric poetry

Melpomene:  tragedy

Polyhymnia:  sacred song, oratory, lyric, singing and rhetoric

Terpsichore:  choral song and dance

Thalia: comedy and bucolic poetry

Urania: muse of astronomy

I decided I needed a muse to inspire creativity from the deep underworld that is my internal generator of meaning, and exploration of symbolic significance and mythology.

Well I have my muse, and I found a new artist as well!

The amazing artist, who can call upon the Chthonian like no other I have seen in person, is now one of my favorites.

His name is Corey Urlacher.

I bought this piece of his work a couple years ago, titled The Cameo.

In my home, I have named her Althea, the muse of contemplation of the mortal coil.

Click my new muse below to see Corey Urlacher’s  website!


~ by leakelley on June 17, 2010.

2 Responses to “Thank You for Unearthing the Chthonic Muse”

  1. I like the piece, can’t wait to see it in person. And, I like that you named and defined your own muse. I can’t think of anyone else I know that would do such a thing. I guess you did it onaccountayacan. L.

  2. that’s a pretty awesome muse

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