To Mnemosyne


Mark Andrew Holmes

Hail, Mnemosyne, ancient goddess of memory and recall,

Divine inventor of language and words,

Preserver of the history of humanity

Mother of the nine Muses by all-powerful Zeus, who came to you as a shepherd;

Yours, honored one, is the learning and the teaching of the stories

By which nations know themselves;

To you, big-eyed Mnemosyne, belongs the preservation of lore, all knowledge of the past;'

Yours is the instruction and the continuation of the arts and sciences;

Golden-robed Mnemosyne, to you belongs the dread oracle of Trophonius,

The cave where terrible visions take place.

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