Polyhymnia

August 3rd, 2008 by sabrina

Polyhymnia (pronounced pol-ee-HIM-nee-ah) is the Greek Muse of hymns, eloquence, and mime. The nine Muses are the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, and they accompany Apollo in his role as God of the arts. She is usually depicted as quite serious, resting an elbow on a pillar, and sometimes with a finger to her mouth. She wraps her gown around herself in a very modest fashion. Her name, which means “many hymns,” is also seen as Polymnia or Polumnia, and the epithet Famed was used to describe her.

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