This is a reblog of one of my favorite posts by Aquileana in collaboration with Christy Birmingham and Resa McConaghh: Greek Mythology: “Mnemosyne”
Discover the mythology of Mneumosyne, a female Titan associated with rote memory and writing. She also left a legacy with her daughters, the Muses, who are associated with the arts. It particularly fascinating that some of the ancient Greeks believed that souls were made to drink from the river also called Mnemosyne in the Underworld before being reincarnated, so they could remember their past lives. This mythology celebrates the creativity of the human soul.
“Mnemosyne” by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1881) .-
Mnemosyne/ Μνημοσύνη (Roman equivalent: Moneta(0)) was a Titaness, goddess of Memory (1) and the inventor of Words (2).
Mnemosyne was also a goddess of time. She represented the rote memorisation required, before the introduction of writing, to preserve the stories of history and sagas of myth. She was the daughter of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaia (Earth). Uranus and Gaia were the parents of the first generation of Titans, consisting of twelve elder gods/goddesses, being Mnemosyne included among them.
Genealogy of the Olympians in Greek mythology, Mnemosyne among them.-
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