Melpomene


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Melpomene

(mĕlpŏm`ənē'): see MusesMuses,
in Greek religion and mythology, patron goddesses of the arts, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. Originally only three, they were later considered as nine. Calliope was the Muse of epic poetry and eloquence; Euterpe, of music or of lyric poetry; Erato, of the poetry of
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Melpomene

 

in ancient Greek mythology, one of the nine muses, the patroness of tragedy. Melpomene was depicted wearing a garland of grape leaves and holding a tragic mask and a club. In a figurative sense, Melpomene is tragedy or sometimes the theater in general.

Melpomene

Greek myth the Muse of tragedy
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