- the ancient Greek goddess of memory, a daughter of Uranus and Gaea and the mother by Zeus of the Muses.
Origin of Mnemosyne
< Greek mnēmosýnē memory, akin to mnâsthai to remember, mnḗmōn mindful
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Examples from the Web for mnemosyne
Mnemosyne, daughter of Coelus and Terra, and mother of the Muses.Keats: Poems Published in 1820
Grecian festivals in honor of Mnemosyne, the mother of the Muses.1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described
Edward S. Ellis
Siren daughters: the Muses, daughters of Memory or Mnemosyne.
They were nine in number, and were the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne (Memory).The Works of Lucian of Samosata, v. 4
Lucian of Samosata
The Muses were the daughters of Jupiter and Mnemosyne, goddess of memory.Stories of Old Greece and Rome
Emilie Kip Baker
- Greek myth the goddess of memory and mother by Zeus of the Muses
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Word Origin and History for mnemosyne
titaness, mother of the Muses, from Greek mnemosyne, literally "memory, remembrance," from mneme "memory" (see mnemonic).
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