"Memory." The Titan goddess of memory and the inventor of words, daughter of Uranus and Gaea. She is one of the three elder Muses. By Zeus she became the mother of the nine younger Muses.

Mnemosyne had a statue at Athens,1 and near the oracle of Trophonius she had a sacred well and a throne.2



  1. Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 2.4.
  2. ibid. ix, 39.4 ff.


  • Orphic Hymn 76.
  • Cicero. On the Nature of the Gods iii, 21.
  • Diodorus Siculus, v, 67.
  • Hesiod. Theogony, 54, 915.
  • Homer. Hymn to Hermes, 429.