MNEMOSYNE – Goddess of Memory – Mother of the Muses!

A Prayer.

 

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Orphic Hymn 77 to Mnemosyne (trans. Taylor) (Greek hymns C3rd B.C. to 2nd A.D.) :
To Mnemosyne (Memory), Fumigation from Frankincense.

“The consort I invoke of Zeus divine;

source of the holy, sweetly speaking Mousai nine;

free from the oblivion of the fallen mind, by whom the soul with intellect is joined.

Reason’s increase and thought to thee belong, all-powerful, pleasant, vigilant, and strong.

‘Tis thine to waken from lethargic rest all thoughts deposited within the breast;

and nought neglecting, vigorous to excite the mental eye from dark oblivion’s night.

Come, blessed power, thy mystics’ memory wake to holy rites, and Lethe’s (Forgetfulness) fetters break.”

 

Source: Theoi.com

 

 

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