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 (nĭ-mŏs′ə-nē, -mŏz′-)
n. Greek Mythology
The goddess of memory, mother of the Muses.

[Greek Mnēmosunē, from mnēmosunē, memory, from mnēmē; see men- in Indo-European roots.]


(niːˈmɒzɪˌniː; -ˈmɒs-)
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the goddess of memory and mother by Zeus of the Muses


(niˈmɒs əˌni, -ˈmɒz-)

the ancient Greek goddess of memory, a daughter of Uranus and Gaea and the mother by Zeus of the Muses.
[< Greek mnēmosýnē memory, derivative of mnḗmōn mindful]
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It is but the poisonous weeds, not the flowers, that we should root out from the garden of Mnemosyne.
53-74) Them in Pieria did Mnemosyne (Memory), who reigns over the hills of Eleuther, bear of union with the father, the son of Cronos, a forgetting of ills and a rest from sorrow.
But afterwards she lay with Heaven and bare deep-swirling Oceanus, Coeus and Crius and Hyperion and Iapetus, Theia and Rhea, Themis and Mnemosyne and gold-crowned Phoebe and lovely Tethys.
When Paul has the chance to read her late lover's notebooks and then meet the grande dame herself, now a recluse in a Venice palace, she gifts him her final unpublished collection, Mnemosyne, along with an explosive secret.
However, McGahern is aware that his aesthetic cannot be fully mastered by a transcendent Mnemosyne, and that the recalcitrant present may refuse to budge.
With remarkable fidelity, these scenes enact the instantaneous access to another's "thinking" and "feeling" about which Keats had speculated in his letter (written as he worked on Hyperion): Mnemosyne transmits or "at once / Pour[s]" her knowledge from her brain into Apollo's; "The Fall of Hyperion" employs virtually the same operation, though with the quest romance speaker pouring himself into Moneta's "hollow brain" rather than receiving its information.
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Ancient Greeks routinely sourced their bursts of creativity to the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne (memory personified)-caretakers of the world's knowledge and innovation.
But like Aby Warburg's Mnemosyne Atlas, 1924-29, which orders history through images on screens, the panels become private constellations, celestial maps used by Villanueva for his own speculative journeys through Argentina's split artistic heritage.
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