Joy fills me as I announce to you the official publication of the collaboration between talented costume designer Resa McConaghy, mythologicy guru Aquileana, and I.
For the project, I wrote a new poem called “Remembering Mnemosyne” and you can will find it in the post I am reblogging here from Aquileana’s site. The project theme is “Mnemosyne,” the goddess of memory.
What a glorious experience! Resa’s gown is stunning and Aquileana’s words are influential. I hope you enjoy the finished collaboration as much as we enjoyed creating it!
“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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