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A slab of rock with writing engraved on it found in the Valley.
Some parts of the rock are missing, so it’s impossible to read the full poem.
“Cry, oh great, Allmother, sorrow so deep that no Parnassan Muse would prepare
ere a thought to this plea made so – – – –
Call, oh Poseidon, a muse much more hardy and tougher than – – – –
Please, oh Melpomene, chant weary lines through red Knossos halls, rich – – – –
Thalia, come not, – – – –”
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- Allmother - An archetype referring to primordial motherly goddesses.
- In the Hellenistic tradition, Rhea, Gaia, Hera, and even some aspects of Aphrodite, all fit the archetype.
- Parnassan Muses - The muses are daughters of Zeus that represent many parts of human culture. Mount Parnassus, in central Greece, is believed to be their home.
- Melpomene - The muse of tragedy.
- Thalia - The muse of comedy.