Mnemosyne is the personification of memory, and with the input of Zeus (he represents the father of gods and men) she gives birth to the Muses, those who bring the inspiration for the artists to create their art….so if we use this as metaphor does that mean;
memory + belief instilled by the archetypal father = inspiration?
Does this mean a Muse is no more than a reminder of something or someone from the past? Someone who provokes a deep memory? Is the artist/muse relationship a repeat performance of an earlier symbolic occurrence? An unconscious need to express something which was initially restricted/repressed/forbidden?