Polyhymnia was one of the nine Muses, the goddesses of music, song and dance.
Residence: Mount Olympus
Parents: Zeus and Mnemosyne
Siblings: The Muses
In the Classical era, when the Muses were assigned specific artistic and literary spheres, Polyhymnia was named Muse of religious hymns and portrayed as a woman in a pensive or meditative pose. Her name was derived from the Greek words poly- “many” and hymnos “praise” or “hymn.”