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n. Persisting effect of memory of past events.


In Greek mythology, Mneme (Μνήμη) was one of the three original ( Boeotian) muses, along with her sisters Aoide and Melete before Arche and Thelxinoë were identified, increasing the number to five. Later, the Nine Olympian Muses were named. She was the muse of memory.

Mneme (moon)

Mneme ( ; Greek: Μνήμη), also known as , is a retrograde irregular satellite of Jupiter. It was discovered by a team of astronomers from the University of Hawaii led by Scott S. Sheppard, et al. in 2003, and was provisionally designated S/2003 J 21.

Mneme is about 2 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Jupiter at an average distance of 21.427 million kilometres in 640.769 days, at an inclination of 149° to the ecliptic (148° to Jupiter's equator) with an eccentricity of 0.2214. Its average orbital speed is 2.43 km/s.

It was named in March 2005 after Mneme, one of the three original Muses. She is sometimes confused with Mnemosyne, mother of the Muses (the three or the nine, depending on the author) by Zeus (Jupiter).

Mneme belongs to the Ananke group, retrograde irregular moons which orbit Jupiter between 19.3 and 22.7 million kilometres, at inclinations of roughly 150°.

Mneme (disambiguation)

Mneme may refer to one of the following.

  • Mneme, one of the three original (Boeotian) Muses.
  • Mneme (moon), a moon of Jupiter.
  • Mneme, memory of an external-to-internal experience, a concept proposed by Richard Semon.

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Not one of the nine muses, but a name from an earlier era, where the muses were thought to be three: Melete of “practicing,” Mneme of “remembering,” and Aoide of .

There's a visceral SF kick in watching Ring heal a young girl with the images, help Masahiko deal with his painful past by applying the fracters La Serenissima (blissful calm) and Mneme (memory) as they speak, and battle a pack of robodogs with the Keter fracter ("the Void, Annihilation") that's tattooed on his left palm.