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Castalia(kăstā`lyə), in Greek mythology, spring on Mt. ParnassósParnassós
, mountain, c.8,060 ft (2,460 m) high, Phocis, central Greece. In ancient Greece it was sacred to Apollo, Dionysus, and the Muses. The fountain of Castalia was on its slopes; at the foot of the mountain lay Delphi.
..... Click the link for more information. . Named for a nymph, it was sacred to the 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
..... Click the link for more information. and was said to give poetic inspiration to those who bathed in it.
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Parnassian spring; regarded as source of inspiration. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 52]
founded by intellectuals to form a synthesis of arts and sciences, symbolized in the Glass Bead Game. [Ger. Lit.: Hesse Magister Ludi in Weiss, 278]
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a spring on Mount Parnassus: in ancient Greece sacred to Apollo and the Muses and believed to be a source of inspiration
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