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Castalia

(kăstā`lyə), in Greek mythology, spring on Mt. ParnassósParnassós
or Parnassus
, 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.
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. 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
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 and was said to give poetic inspiration to those who bathed in it.

Castalia

Parnassian spring; regarded as source of inspiration. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 52]

Castalia

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]
See: Utopia

Castalia

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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On this reading, the true author of the biography is Knecht himself, who has used the writing of his life as a means to break irrevocably with his past Castalian life and to garner the freedom he so deeply desires.
Once water from the Castalian Spring provided cold baths for athletes training for the Pythian Games.
47) To this end, it is not surprising at all that Cervantes underscores the ridiculously absurd though quite natural event in which the same "poetisimos varones," upon their arrival at Parnassus, desperately and indecorously drink from the Castalian font, some with great thirst, while others indignantly wash unspeakable things in its sacred waters: "Unos no solamente se hartaron,/sino que pies y manos y otras cosas/ algo mas indecentes se lavaron" (III, 370-72).
6 -- color) What circumstances made the discovery of 11-month-old Kyson Stowell in Castalian Springs, Tenn.
At first, teams combing the wreckage in Castalian Springs thought 11-monthold Kyson Stowell was a doll, until he moved.
The post office next to their home in Castalian, Tennessee, was flattened by the tornado and two more bodies were found nearby.
2) Reulis and Cautelis has long and rightly been considered not only the intellectual manifesto of the circle of poets known as the Castalian band, (3) but the king's cultural programme.
A tavern, like the Hippocrene or the Castalian spring, is a form of watering hole.
7) A famous goddess cave with a spring and a serpent is the Castalian one at Delphi (meaning womb).
As has been said about the recruitment of new members in Hesse's Das Glasperlenspiel, "an exchange between Castalian institutions and their surroundings persists: since all Castalians are celibate men and since they do not have any alternative form of perpetuating their ascetic community (immortality, regeneration, cloning, etc.
This is endorsed by the epigraph from Horace on the facing page, which translates as 'The Muses forbid the man worthy of praise to die', and the Latin poem by Edward Montague beneath the picture itself, which concludes that 'the Castalian water brought forth in tears' will 'moisten this British flower placed in earth'.
To the west is Delphi, with its extensive outstanding ruins, including the Temple of Apollo, the Treasuries along the Sacred Way, the Theater, the Stadium, the Temples of Athena, and the sacred Castalian spring from which pilgrims drank on their way to the Delphic Oracle.