Mythology Meme: (1/6) Muses
and/or Nymphs➝ Melpomene
She was portrayed holding a tragic mask or sword, and sometimes wearing a wreath of ivy and cothurnus boots. Her name was derived from the Greek verb melpo or melpomai meaning “to celebrate with dance and song.”
Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi: Inlaid flowers wind across the mosque’s 183,000-square-foot marble courtyard.
Photograph by Dave Yoder, National Geographic