Very little devotion is given to Mnemosyne anymore, unfortunately, and due primarily to the seemingly spectacular technological innovations of Hephaestus. Which have both clouded our memories and replaced them with hard material technology – the apparent effect of making human memory obsolete. But that is a grave mistake, and a shortsighted view of both Man and Memory.
As a man who has both built his own Memory Palace and eventually a Memory City (Agapolis) I know well the literary, scientific, psychological, spiritual, and even the industrial and material benefits Memory brings to those who honor her.
It is also no accident she is the Mother of the Muses. For the Muses live most truly in the Minds and Souls of Men. She is the Mother of Muses and the Maker of Men’s Manners and Memory as well.
“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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