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Harmonia

[hahr-moh-nee-uh] /hɑrˈmoʊ ni ə/
noun, Classical Mythology.
1.
the daughter of Ares and Aphrodite and wife of Cadmus.
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  • You speak of Cadmus and Harmonia; but is not your case the opposite of theirs?

    Hypolympia

    Edmund Gosse
  • Kadmos and Harmonia become serpents, and are taken into heaven by the gods.

    Zoological Mythology (Volume II) Angelo de Gubernatis
  • After a while he married Harmonia, the beautiful daughter of Mars.

    Old Greek Stories James Baldwin
  • Cadmus and his wife Harmonia were by Zeus converted into serpents and removed to Elysium.

  • Cadmus is said to have married Harmonia, daughter of Ares, again a fictitious name for a Thracian maiden.

  • I come because it was you whom Zeus sent to watch over Cadmus and Harmonia when their dread and comfortable change came over them.

    Hypolympia

    Edmund Gosse
  • That is to say, Harmonia in Pollux has the same meaning as Harmonia in the Anonymus, and is equivalent to tonos.

    The Modes of Ancient Greek Music David Binning Monro
  • In the earlier writers, down to and including Aristotle, Harmonia is used, never tonos.

    The Modes of Ancient Greek Music David Binning Monro
  • In Aristoxenus and his school we find tonos, and in later writers tropos, but not Harmonia.

    The Modes of Ancient Greek Music David Binning Monro
  • The few writers (such as Plutarch) who use both tonos and Harmonia do not observe any consistent distinction between them.

    The Modes of Ancient Greek Music David Binning Monro

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