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Mythology & Beliefs: Mnemosyne
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Mnemosyne was the goddess of memory; mother by Zeus of Muses.

Mnemosyne in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (Μνημοσύνη), i. e. memory, a daughter of Uranus, and one of the Titanides, became by Zeus the mother of the Muses. (Hom. Hymn. in Merc. 429; Hes. Th. 54, 915; Diod. 5.67; Orph. Hymn. 76; Cic. De Nat. Deor. 3.21.) Pausanias (1.2.4) mentions a statue of Mnemosyne at Athens; and near the oracle of Tropllonius she had a sacred well and a throne. (Paus. 9.39.4, &c.) - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

Mnemosyne in Wikipedia Mnemosyne (Greek Mνημοσύνη, pronounced /nɪˈmɒzɪni/ or /nɪ ˈmɒsəni/), source of the word mnemonic,[2] was the personification of memory in Greek mythology. This titaness was the daughter of Gaia and Uranus and the mother of the nine Muses by Zeus: Calliope (Epic Poetry) Clio (History) Erato (Love Poetry) Euterpe (Music) Melpomene (Tragedy) Polyhymnia (Hymns) Terpsichore (Dance) Thalia (Comedy) Urania (Astronomy) In Hesiod's Theogony, kings and poets receive their powers of authoritative speech from their possession of Mnemosyne and their special relationship with the Muses...

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