Camenae

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Camenae

(kəmē`nē), in Roman religion and mythology, water nymphs gifted in prophecy. At Rome they had a sacred spring from which the vestals drew water for their rites. In later myth they were identified with the Greek Muses.
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Camenae

fountain nymphs; identified with Greek Muses. [Rom. Myth.: Zimmerman, 49]
See: Nymph
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