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One of the Muses, a daughter of Zeus by Mnemosyné. The ancient bard Linus is called her son by Apollo, and Hymenaeus also is said to have been a son of Urania. She was regarded, as her name indicates, as the Muse of Astronomy, and was represented with a celestial globe, to which she points with a small staff.


Daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, who also occurs as a nymph in the train of Persephoné.


A surname of Aphrodité, describing her as “the heavenly,” or spiritual, to distinguish her from Aphrodité Pandemos. Plato represents her as a daughter of Uranus, begotten without a mother. Wine was not used in the libations offered to her. See Aphrodité.

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