Mnemosyne

Mnemosyne

Memory

ORIGIN:

Greece

Mnemosyne, daughter of Gaia and Uranus, lay with Zeus for nine nights in order to conceive nine Muses. She and Achelous are sometimes considered the parents of the Sirens.

According to legend, prior to Mnemosyne, memory didn’t exist. She may be invoked to help preserve memory and to access past-life memories.

SEE ALSO:

Achelous; Muses; Sirens; Zeus

SOURCE:

Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses– Written by :Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.

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