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“Mnemosyne” by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1881) .- “Mnemosyne” by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1881) .-

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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.

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Genealogy of the Olympians in Greek mythology, Mnemosyne among them.- Genealogy of the Olympians in Greek mythology, Mnemosyne among them.-

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She was also lover of the Ruler of Gods, Zeus
After Zeus led the war against the Titans and established himself as the leader of the Olympians, he feared that, even though he might be immortal, his great victories and decisions might soon be forgotten.

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Fairouz, wa habibi («αγαπημένε μου»)

Posted: April 17, 2017 by vequinox in Literature

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H Fayrouz (1935) η μεγαλύτερη Χριστιανή Λιβανέζα τραγουδίστρια σε έναν παραδοσιακό ύμνο της Μεγάλης Εβδομάδος, wa habibi («αγαπημένε μου»)

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