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Polyhymnia

(pŏl'ĭhĭm`nēə): 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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Polyhymnia

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Polyhymnia, asteroid 33 (the 33rd asteroid to be discovered, on October 28, 1854), is approximately 62 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 4.8 years. Polyhymnia is named after the Greek muse of singing, mime, rhetoric, and sacred dance, who was a daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne and whose symbol is the veil. Like its mythological namesake, the asteroid Polyhymnia confers talent in singing, dance, mime, and rhetoric to natives in whose chart it is prominent.

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Kowal, Charles T. Asteroids: Their Nature and Utilization. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Ellis Horwood Limited, 1988.
Room, Adrian. Dictionary of Astronomical Names. London: Routledge, 1988.
Schwartz, Jacob. Asteroid Name Encyclopedia. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Polyhymnia

 

in Greek mythology, one of the nine Muses, the patroness of sacred hymns and of music.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Polyhymnia

muse of lyric poetry; presided over singing. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 849]
See: Harmony

Polyhymnia

Muse of sacred song. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 172]
See: Music
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Polyhymnia

Greek myth the Muse of singing, mime, and sacred dance
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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In Odes 1.1.33-34 Horace's request was that Polyhymnia should allow him to tune his lyre and practice his vocation.
And this may be the consequence of Sancho's choice, since Polyhymnia (one of the muses he refused) presides over the sacred: a choice that leads to Sancho's lamentations.
THE MUSE POLYHYMNIA" THE JUDGE AS MORAL ARBITER AND THE PROBLEM OF CREEPING JUDICIALIZATION OF EVERYDAY POLITICS
The recordings have all been remastered from their original four-channel tapes using Polyhymnia's in-house equipment and have been kept, the booklet tells us, in their original four-channel versions, with no attempt to artificially introduce a fifth or center channel or a subwoofer channel.
Differentiation began with the 8th-century-BC poet Hesiod, who mentioned the names of Clio, Euterpe, Thalia, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Erato, Polymnia (Polyhymnia), Urania, and Calliope, who was their chief.
As Polyhymnia, Apollo's muse of pantomime, she danced with one finger pressed to her lips with finesse and charm.
He acknowledges that there is only one condition, namely that two of the daughters of Memory, the muses, Euterpe and Polyhymnia, should do their duty and guarantee "remembrance" of his work.
Michael Praetorius devotes substantial sections of the lengthy eighth chapter of Syntagma musicum, iii, part 3, to discussion of the use of trumpets and drums in numerous sacred compositions from his own Polyhymnia Heroica seu Fusicinia & Tympanistria I.II.
During her three SAB summers, Peck remembers learning Polyhymnia's solo from Apollo, the corps dance from Concerto Barocco, and the Gaillarde from Agon.
The Apollo, in which d'Amboise is complemented by Jillana (Calliope), Francia Russell (Polyhymnia), and Diana Adams (Terpsichore), is essential viewing.
Between 1926 and 1936, she danced in twelve Balanchine ballets, creating the role of Polyhymnia in Apollon musagete (later Apollo) in 1928, and the Siren in Prodigal Son in 1929.