- the Muse of sacred music and dance.
Origin of Polyhymnia
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The muse, Polyhymnia, soon emerged from the stage of childish stammering.Great Musical Composers
George T. Ferris
It keeps perpetually rising and sinking, so as to appear not less the favorite of Terpsichore than Polyhymnia.
The wisest and most dignified of all the Muses is Polyhymnia, who presides over sacred music.'Round the Year in Myth and Song
To Polyhymnia belonged that harmony of voice and gesture which gives a perfection to oratory and poetry.Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology
Charles K. Dillaway
Polyhymnia, the Muse of sacred poetry, also presided over rhetoric.Stories of Old Greece and Rome
Emilie Kip Baker
- Greek myth the Muse of singing, mime, and sacred dance
Latin, from Greek Polumnia full of songs; see poly-, hymn
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