This week we will be taking a closer look at the sections of the Theogony dedicated to an elaboration of the muses themselves. This would be roughly lines 1-115, and whatever else strikes anyone else as on topic.
Why this topic? There were lots of enthused suggestions for this week and we will get to them! A focus on the muses is an attempt to establish more groundwork for how to think about myth itself. These are, after all, the divine inspiration for any creative act, including the telling of myth and story. As such they are the authorities on not only creativity, but also what the creative act looks like and feels like. Through Hesiod's use of the muses we may also glimpse into the purpose of the creative act.