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The Muses Clio, Euterpe, and Thalia, by Eustache Le Sueur
In Greek mythology, Mneme (Μνήμη) was one of the three original Boeotian muses, though there were later nine. Her sisters were Aoide and Melete. Mneme was the muse of memory.

Obfuscated and Hidden Mnemosyne: The Well of Memory and Queen and Patroness of Poets, Philosophers, Priests, and Prophets; fill me with your truth, and let me drink of your Well. Always first you are come to and last, Queen of Memory! In dreams I have seen your drink, cooling and soft in a golden and porcelain cup: allow me access to your well and water, that I might be a spring of immortality!

Oh muse Mneme, give me this memory. Help me remember my wifes angelic face. It has been to many years since I’ve layed eyes on her, smelled the sweet fragrance of her perfume. I can’t remember what it feels to have her in my arms. Mneme please bring me back these memories, to long it has been. Even if it is while I’m sleeping, all I ask is to feel the pleasure of having her beside me.

3 Boeotian Muses

"Originally three were worshipped on Mount Helicon in Boeotia". According to Pausanias in the later 2nd century AD, there were three original Muses: Aoidē ("song" or "voice"), Meletē ("practice" or "occasion"), and Mnēmē ("memory"). Together, these three form the complete picture of the preconditions of poetic art in cult practice.

Delphi: Nētē, Mesē & Hypatē

In Delphi three Muses were worshipped as well, but with other names: Nētē, Mesē, and Hypatē, which are the names of the three chords of the ancient musical instrument, the lyre. Hypate's name was also the highest of the seven notes of the lyre. In Greek mythology, Hypate (Ὑπάτη) was one of the three Muses of the lyre who were worshipped at Delphi, where the Temple of Apollo and the Oracle were located. Hypate's sisters who were worshipped along with her were Nete and Mese. These three muses were comparable to the original three, Aoide, Melete, and Mneme.

Hypate was an Ancient City: Ypati, Phthiotis

The name of the ancient city Hypate (now Ypati, a village in Phthiotis west of Lamia) is unrelated to this Muse. Hypate has a different etymology meaning "the height of Oeta (Oiti)".

Thelxinoē, Aoedē, Archē, and Meletē

In later tradition, four Muses were recognized: Thelxinoē, Aoedē, Archē, and Meletē, said to be daughters of Zeus and Plusia (or of Uranus).

Borysthenis, Apollonis & Cephisso

In Greek mythology, Borysthenis (Βορυσθενίς) was one of the three Muses that were daughters of Apollo. Borysthenis' sisters were Apollonis and Cephisso.



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