The 9 Greek Muses
By N.S. Gill
“(ll. 53-74) Them in Pieria did Mnemosyne (Memory), who reigns over the hills of Eleuther, bear of union with the father, the son of Cronos, a forgetting of ills and a rest from sorrow. For nine nights did wise Zeus lie with her, entering her holy bed remote from the immortals. And when a year was passed and the seasons came round as the months waned, and many days were accomplished, she bare nine daughters, all of one mind, whose hearts are set upon song and their spirit free from care, a little way from the topmost peak of snowy Olympus.
Province: Muse of Epic Song
Attribute: Wax Tablet
Province: Muse of history
Attribute: Double flute
Attribute: Tragic mask, ivy wreath
Attribute: Smaller lyre
Attribute: Depicted veiled and pensive
Attribute: Celestial globe
Attribute: Comic mask, ivy wreath, shepherd’s staff
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