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Melpomene Muse Mug
  • Melpomene Muse Mug

    The Hellenic Musuem has partnered with Natalie Rompotis Illustration and Salt&Pepper to produce the final set of five limited edition mugs in the Muses series, reimagining mythical muses representing poetry, astronomy, dance, and music, inspired by the nine goddesses of ancient Greek mythology who symbolized the arts, sciences, and literature.



    In Greek mythology, Melpomene is the Muse of Tragedy, one of the nine Muses who were sources of inspiration for the arts, science and philosophy. She is most often depicted with a tragic theatre mask, sword or pair of kothornos, a type of boot famously worn by actors in ancient Greek tragedies. Her name comes from the Greek words melpô or melpomai, meaning "to celebrate with dance and song."

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