220-Musai woge
Other languages: German: Musai
Hungarian: Múzsa
Russian Муза
Spanish: Musai
Farsi: موسای
Notables: Καλλιοπη (Kalliopê)
Κλειω (Kleiô)
Ερατω (Eratô)
Μελπομενη (Melpomenê)
Ουρανιη (Ouraniê)
Πολυμνια (Polymnia)
Ευτερπη (Euterpê)
Τερψιχορη (Terpsikhorê)
Θαλεια (Thaleia)
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Dead Rachel

A Musai (moo-SAHY; Anc. Gr. Μοῦσαι "Muses") is a muse-like Wesen that appeared in "Kiss of the Muse".


When a Musai woges, their hair turns red and their skin turns shiny, bluish-green. Musai have large, deep blue eyes and long, pointed ears, similar to those of elves. The lips of the Musai secrete a psychotropic substance, making its kiss to be known as euphoric and addictive as any narcotic known to man. Once a relationship has been established and sealed with a kiss, it always ends in madness, destruction, and death. Should a Grimm be kissed by a Musai, the effects of her kiss will begin to affect them much faster than anyone else.

The kiss itself does not have to be on the lips, but can be on any area of exposed skin, though the effects of such a kiss are less potent. A less intimate kiss of the victim's cheek or hand, especially if they nor the Musai have ever met before, would be considered much less suspicious.

It's possible for the kiss of a Musai to be mistaken for the influence of a Hexenbiest. ("Kiss of the Muse")


Similar to Ziegevolk with women, Musai don't seem to try to hide the influence that they have over men. They also don't feel guilty about the death and destruction that they cause, thinking that they have done nothing wrong. They believe that a short, artistic, and passionate life is better than living a long life with untapped potential. They are passionate about art and target artists or those with untapped creative potential, such as authors or composers. They claim to be able to sense untapped power in people, which is what draws them to their victims. They normally target one victim at a time, and once their first victim ends up dead or insane after creating masterpieces, they move on to their next target. The relationship between the Musai and their victim causes the victim to become obsessive, willing to kill or die to be with her. The only way to cure the effects of a Musai's kiss is with true love.

Like many Wesen, they fear Grimms. However, they have no problems manipulating them if a Grimm falls under their influence.

Excerpt from Grimm Diaries

The kiss of the Musai is as euphoric and addictive as any narcotic known to man. And once begun, the relationship always end in madness, destruction and death...

13 January, 1889

I was called in by an artist acquaintance of mine whose name is Gauguin. The night before he had been accosted with a razorblade by another artist friend of his by the name of Van Gogh. Gauguin is worried that his friend is under the pernicious influence of a prostitute. He assigned me the task of discovering what kind of witch this Rachel was. I was loathe to discover that this trollop was no Hexenbiest but a Musai, and although she may have been Van Gogh's greatest inspiration for some time, her influence was starting to take its toll, causing him to cut off his own ear. I returned the favor and instead of taking off her clothes, I took off her head.

The Musai have been known to be great sources of inspiration to talented individuals, especially artists.

Their presence and kiss enhances the artist's inherent abilities to extreme heights. However their influence also seems to take its toll and come with a price.

Season 2 Blu-ray Grimm Guide Profile

An elfin-like muse Wesen with large, completely blue eyes. They unlock creative doors to those they get close to. The kiss of the Musai secretes a psychotropic substance and is known to be as euphoric and addictive as any narcotic known to man. Once begun, the relationship always ends in madness, destruction, and death.



  • The Musai appears to be based upon the Leannán Sidhe (Irish Gaelic "Faery lover"), creatures of Irish mythology who give artists the ability to create emotional works of art in exchange for the artists' devotion, feeding on the artist's life and fanatical devotion–driving the artist to madness and sometimes death. A Leannán Sidhe can be seen, for example, on Lost Girl, where she is the Dark Fae leader, The Morrigan.
  • Musai are named for the Greco-Roman Muses, the nine goddesses of the arts who inspire artists, but the similarity ends there, as mortals simply prayed to them for inspiration. Musai is technically a plural noun, the singular form in Ancient Greek being Romanized as "Musa."
Wesen in Grimm
Accipitrid Wesen Barbatus Ossifrage, Geier, Steinadler
Amphibian Wesen Folterseele
Bovine Wesen Fuilcré, Heftigauroch, Taureus-Armenta
Canine Wesen Anubis, Apgadnieks, Blutbad, Coyotl, Höllentier, Hundjäger, Inugami, Luison, Schakal, Wældreór, Wildesheer
Caprine Wesen Krampus, Seelengut, Ziegevolk
Cathartid Wesen Raub-Kondor
Cetancodont Wesen Taweret
Chelicerate Wesen Spinnetod
Chelonian Wesen Genio Innocuo
Chimeric Wesen Manticore, Naiad, Wettbewerbsgewinner
Chiropteran Wesen Murciélago
Dinosaur Wesen Glühenvolk
Falconid Wesen Uhranuti
Feline Wesen Klaustreich, Weten Ogen
Hexapod Wesen Ataktos Fuse, Gevatter Tod, Jinnamuru Xunte, Kackenkopf, Mellifer, Musasat Alsh-Shabab
Lagomorpha Wesen Willahara
Lepidosauromorphan Wesen Furis Rubian, Königschlange, Lausenschlange, Phansigar, Quijada Vil, Skalengeck, Varme Tyv, Wasser Zahne
Lutrine Wesen Luisant-Pêcheur
Machairodontine Wesen Mauvais Dentes
Meline Wesen Drang-Zorn
Mustelid Wesen Ungeziefer Greifer
Osteichthyan Wesen Cracher-Mortel, Hasenfussige Schnecke, Matança Zumbido, Unnamed Red Herring-like Wesen
Pantherine Wesen Balam, Löwen, Pflichttreue, Yaguaraté
Passeriform Wesen Seltenvogel
Perissodactyl Wesen Dickfellig, Nuckelavee
Primate Wesen Alpe, Aswang, Cupiditas, El Cucuy, El Cuegle, Excandesco, Fuchsteufelwild, Hässlich, Hexenbiest, Indole Gentile, Koschie, Musai, Siegbarste, Wendigo, Wildermann, Zerstörer
Pseudosuchian Wesen Gelumcaedus, Skalenzahne
Rodent Wesen Eisbiber, Mauzhertz, Reinigen, Riesen-Ratte, Stangebär
Sauropsidans Wesen Dämonfeuer
Spiralian Wesen Gedächtnis Esser, Huntha Lami Muuaji, Lebensauger
Strigiform Wesen Scharfblicke
Suinan Wesen Bauerschwein, Malin Fatal, Schinderdiv
Ursid Wesen Jägerbar
Vulpine Wesen Fuchsbau, Kitsune, Vulpesmyrca

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