Thalia, with Guinness
Hello! My name is Thalia; the Greek Muse of Comedy, daughter of Zeus King of the Gods and Mnemosyne ("Memory" to English speakers.) Music Controls

Yes, if you studied Greek mythology (or watch junk-food TV), Daddy's wife's name was Hera.

I have ten sisters. Makes eleven of us total. (No, doesn't total with what you were taught in school. Unless you went to a very enlightened establishment.)

If you did not go to a very enlightened establishment, you may be asking even now, "Wot th' bleedin' 'ell is a MUSE?" Or words to that effect.

Metaphysical basics

    All of humanity shares a Collective Unconscious.

    Which means that each of you is about as unconscious as the next dodo, only the communists are more so.

    It also means that all of you are linked at a basic level, like the basements in a block of townhouses.

    Down here in the basement are Archetypes, images and personifications of age-old, universal ideas -- like Birth, Death, and Very Good Beer.

    Which means we Archetypes control the heating vents and the water pipes. Also the power switches.

    Muses are Archetypal figures who stimulate various forms of creative writing. We each have a specialty. My Assignment is nurturing Comedy.

Definition of Comedy

    The Greeks defined Comedy as any story with a happy ending. In the Twentieth Century, it's any humorous entertainment (and some that are only trying) (and some that are very trying).

I encourage both happy endings and humor. I especially encourage parody, satire, and lawyer jokes.

You can guess what drew my attention to Seattle.

Usually my sisters and I are pretty subtle about our Musing, but every few centuries or so a woman needs to party. A lot of the people I love are active here. So I'm going to mingle with the crowd at the Speakeasy computer-cafe here, or wherever, and be just a little more overt than I have in the past.

In physical manifestation I am 5'2", 36-24-36, very Greek-featured, with lots of long black curly hair.

I have developed a fondness for Guinness Stout and Irish musicians, and I can go through quite a lot of both. Just letting you know.

Cheers All!

My Sister Cindy, Muse of Other * My Sister Kalliope Gets Serious About Poetry * StreetWrites Anitra's Band of Bards
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