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Melpomene

Melpomene ("choir") was a Muse in Greek mythology. She was the muse of tragedy. She is often represented with a tragic mask and wearing the cothurnus, boots traditionally worn by tragic actors. Often, she also holds a knife or club in one hand and the tragic mask in the other.



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