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Mnemosyne

Mnemosyne by Rossetti

 

 

In the Greek system whereby functions or systems of the universe are given a persona, Mnemosyne was the personification of memory.

She was a titaness and the mother of the Muses by Zeus. 

This Titan plus the Muses give humans their ability to express themselves – the power of imagination and creativity, as we can call on memory in order to create and to be inventive and artistic. 

The personification also fitted in to a very sophisticated set of other functions. 

For more details on Memory and the other systems -  see Memory and the Greek gods.

 

 

 

 

 

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