), or POLYHY'MNIA, a daughter of Zeus, and one of the nine Muses.
She presided over lyric poetry, and was believed to have invented the lyre. (Hes. Th. 78
; Schol. ad Apollon. Rhod.
3.1.) By Oeagrus she became the mother of Orpheus. (Schol. l.c.
In works of art she was usually represented in a pensive attitude. (Hirt, Mythol. Bilderb.
p. 209; comp. MUSAE.)