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Moon of Mnemosyne

MOON OF MNEMOSYNE
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Mother of the nine Muses. She was the Muse of Memory, of the past as well as the future, and of instinct and intuition. From her name comes the word mnemonic, "an aid to improve the memory." She is affiliated with the letter C, coll, the HAZEL tree. Her Moon falls during the nutting season. The nut is an emblem of concentrated wisdom. The hazelstick is used for divining. The letter C was used to represent the number nine, as the hazel fruits after nine years, therefore, it is sacred to the Muses and the Ninefold Goddess.
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