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.