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Κλειώ). The Muse who presided over history, and generally represented as holding a

Clio, the Muse of History. (From a Statue now in Sweden.)

half-opened roll. The invention of the cithara was ascribed to her. Having drawn on herself the anger of Aphrodité, by taunting her with her passion for Adonis, Clio was inspired by the goddess with love for Pierus, the son of Magnes, and bore him a son named Hyacinthus (Apollod. i.3.2 foll.). Her name is derived from κλεῖος (Ionic for κλέος), “glory,” “renown,” etc., because she celebrates the glorious actions of the good and the brave.

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