Melpomene, the Muse of Tragedy
Last Update: 21 Mar 2021
As her name suggests, Melpomene was the Muse of "molpe", i.e. divine intonation. However, Melpomene was primarily considered the Muse of tragedy.
Melpomene was usually depicted alongside Dionysus
, the god of wine. She was often depicted with a crown of vine leaves on her head, wearing a tragic mask and buskins, and holding a knife.
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