Aoede (mythology)


In Greek mythology, Aoede /ˈd/ (Ancient Greek: Ἀοιδή, Aoidē) was one of the three original Boeotian muses, which later grew to five before the Nine Olympian Muses were named. Her sisters were Melete and Mneme. She was the muse of voice and song. According to Greek mythology, she is the daughter of Zeus, the King of the Gods, and Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory.

She lends her name to the moon Jupiter XLI, also called Aoede, which orbits the planet Jupiter.


  • "MUSES, MUSAE, Greek Mythology Index". Myth Index. 2007. Archived from the original on 6 January 2008. Retrieved 2007-12-29. originally three were worshipped on Mount Helicon in Boeotia