Mnemosyne was the Titan goddess of memory and remembrance and the inventor of language and words.

Residence: Mount Olympus
Parents: Uranus and Gaia
Siblings: Coeus, Crius, Cronus, Cyclops, Furies, Giants, Hecatoncheires, Hyperion, Iapetus, Oceanus, Meliae, Phoebe, Rhea, Tethys, Theia and Themis
Consort: Zeus
Children: The Muses

Mnemosyne, Roman mosaic from Antioch, 2nd c. AD. Hatay Archeology Museum. (c)

As a Titan daughter of Uranus, Mnemosyne was also a goddess of time. She represented the rote memorisation required to preserve the stories of history and the sagas of myth before the introduction of writing. In this role she was the mother of the Muses, who were originally patron goddesses of poets of the oral tradition.

Finally Mnemosyne was a minor oracular goddess like her sister Titans. She presided over the underground oracle of Trophonius in Boeotia.

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