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Melpomene, the Muse of Tragedy

Last Update: 21 Mar 2021


Melpomene, the Muse of Tragedy
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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