Melpomene

Melpomene

[mel-pom-uh-nee]
noun Classical Mythology.
the Muse of tragedy.

Origin:
< Latin Melpomenē < Greek Melpoménē special use of feminine of present participle of mélpesthai to sing

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Melpomene (mɛlˈpɒmɪnɪ)
 
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Greek myth the Muse of tragedy

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melpomene

in Greek religion, one of the nine Muses, patron of tragedy and lyre playing. In Greek art her attributes were the tragic mask and the club of Heracles. According to some traditions, the half-bird, half-woman Sirens were born from the union of Melpomene with the river god Achelous

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