A charming and particularly salient piece about the guardian of memory and the mother of language. She is The House of the Moon, the sanctuary of every writer and storyteller, to which our souls seek to return always.
“Mnemosyne” by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1881) .-
Mnemosyne/ Μνημοσύνη (Roman equivalent: Moneta(0)) was a Titaness, goddess of Memory (1) and the inventor of Words (2).
Mnemosyne was also a goddess of time. She represented the rote memorisation required, before the introduction of writing, to preserve the stories of history and sagas of myth. She was the daughter of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaia (Earth). Uranus and Gaia were the parents of the first generation of Titans, consisting of twelve elder gods/goddesses, being Mnemosyne included among them.
Genealogy of the Olympians in Greek mythology, Mnemosyne among them.-
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