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Polyhymnia, Berlin Museum

Polyhymnia (Πολυμνία ) ("many songs"), in Greek mythology, was the Muse of sacred hymn and eloquence.

She is a very serious woman, pensive and meditative. She is often depicted holding a finger to her mouth, dressed in a long cloak and veil and resting her elbow on a pillar. She brings fame to writers whose works have won them immortal fame. Polyhymnia is also sometimes known as the muse of geometry, mime, meditation, and agriculture.

She presided over lyric poetry, and was believed to have invented the lyre. (Hes. Theog. 78; Schol. ad Apollon. Rhod. iii. 1.) By Oeagrus she became the mother of Orpheus. (Schol. l. c. i. 23.)

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Polyhymnia, section of Roman mosaic, 240 A.D

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Polyhymnia by Francesco del Cossa, 1455-1460.

Polyhymnia, Muse Of Eloquence Print by Charles Meynier

Polyhymnia, Muse of Eloquence, Charles Meynier

The Nine Muses, Polyhymnia, Rhetoric Print by Johann Heinrich Tischbein the Elder

The Nine Muses, Polyhymnia, Rhetoric, Johann Heinrich Tischbein the Elder

Polyhymnia Print by Joseph Fagnani

Polyhymnia, Joseph Fagnani

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Polyhymnia Muse of eloquence, Simon Vouet (1590-1649), Louvre, Paris

Polyhymnia Print by Hendrik Goltzius

Polyhymnia, Hendrik Goltzius

The Muses Euterpe, Polyhymnia, Calliope, Clio, And Terpsichore Print by Andrea Appiani

The Muses Euterpe, Polyhymnia, Calliope, Clio, and Terpsichore, Andrea Appiani

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Polyhymnia, Pio Clementino Inv287

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Polyhymnia, Sarcophagus, Louvre Ma475

Archelaos: The Muses and the Apotheosis of Homer

Muses on Stamps

33 Polyhymna Main belt asteroid

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