Types of nymphs mythology
From Pausanias we know that originally they worship three Muses on Mount Helicon in Boeotia: Meletea (‘meditation’), Mnemea (‘memory’) and Aedea or Aoide (‘singing’, ‘voice’). It is said that their culture and names were first introduced by Ephialtes and Oto. Together they formed the complete set of preconditions for poetic art in religious practices.
Being gods of song, they are naturally related to Apollo, the god of the lyre, who also instructed the bards and was mentioned together with them even by Homer. In later decades Apollo is seen in very close relationship with them, since he is described as the head of the choir of the Muses with the epithet Musageta (Μουσαγέτης).
A further characteristic of the Muses is their prophetic power, which belongs to them partly because they are considered as inspirational nymphs and partly because of their relationship with Apollo, the prophetic god of Delphi. Hence they instructed, for example, Aristeus in the art of prophecy.
As poets and bards gain their power from the Muses, and although the most general idea is that, like the other nymphs, they were divine virgins, some of them were often called their disciples or uncles:
Your muse is gone
The careful volume, which stands as a fundamental work to get into Mallo’s life and work, also counts with the participation of the historian Juan Pérez de Ayala, as well as Estrella de Diego, Fernando Huici, Edward J. Sullivan, Antonio Gómez Conde, nephew of the Galician painter, and María Escribano.
In May 1948 he won the First Pictorial Prize at the XII New York Exhibition with the work entitled Cabeza Negra (Black Head). After that, his exhibitions in New York and Paris followed, where he achieved a great repercussion both in the press and the critics.
The legendary Trojan War, in which the sumptuous city protected by the goddess Athena was defeated by the Greeks, has been the subject of one of the greatest works in the history of literature: the Iliad. Of the disastrous return of the victors to their respective lands, only the Odyssey remains as a testimony, where the long journey to Ithaca of the one who devised the knight is narrated.
It is good. I didn’t love it, but for an introduction to the Trojan War it’s great.I didn’t know much about the Trojan War, and it got me out of my ignorance.It’s a book for elementary school kids, and even I was a little confused, with so many names hahahaha.Personally I like Greek mythology, but with a little more romance and drama, and this book had one or two with that topic. But the rest were very meh in my opinion.
Muse of writing
In 1972 Leonora Carrington created the work Mujeres conciencia (Women of Conscience). Two female figures, one white and one black, star in the image. They seem to be exchanging two fruits of opposite colors, probably apples. At the center of the image stands a snake whose point of origin is a symmetrical cross, the lower part of the cross contains the roots of a plant structure that supports the main circle encompassing the area where the heads of the two women and the snake are located.
The symbols of this painting are closely linked to those of the Judeo-Christian myth of the expulsion from paradise, but in this painting there is no Adam, but two women exchanging the fruits of the tree of knowledge: women consciousness.