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Fama, Report.
AlternateMeaning: Rumor.
[to Whom the twenty-fourth day of January, day 023, is dedicated]

Geography/Culture: Roman. Latium.
Linguistic Note: from Greek, pheme, fame. The English word fame come from French, fame, from Latin, fama, report, from Latin fari, to speak. See also Fata linguistic note (under Moirae). Related English words: fame, famous.
Description: Mighty Goddess of the word of mouth, fame, gossip, and portents drawn from human utterances; Source of evil reputations; She Who is the bearer of disguised messages from the divinities; {She Who initiates and furthers communication; Mistress of rapid and long distance communication; Inspirer of all investigations into telepathy; Matron of email}.
To Whom Sacred: {plants with seeds pods which burst with a loud report}; {parrot}; {the press; newspaper; telephone; telegram; satellite; the internet}.
Male Associate: She was expelled from the dominium of the Divinites by Jupiter.

Source: EBv10 158; Kravitz WWGRM 101; EDEL.
Cledones, Omens.

Geography/Culture: She had a sanctuary at Smyrna, whose inhabitants were especially fond of seeking the aid of divination, sounds or rumours being supposed to convey omens.
Linguistic Note: from kappa-lambda-eta-delta-omega-nu (kledon), an omen or presage contained in a word or a sound. 2. Rumor, tidings, report. 3. Glory, repute. 4. A name, appellation.
Description: Goddess of divination.

Cleia, Famous.

Geography/Culture: Greek.
Linguistic Note: from kappa-lambda-epsilon-omikron-sigma, (kleos), rumor, report, news. 2. Fame, glory.

Clio, Fame-Giver.

Geography/Culture: Greek.
Description: Muse of history.
To Whom Sacred: open scroll; chest of books.
Male Associate: son, Hyacinthus.

Pheme, Fame.

Geography/Culture: Greek. There was a temple to Her at Athens.
Description: Originally She Who was the presage drawn from a human utterance.
She became: Mighty Goddess of rumor and report.

Source: EBv10 158; Kravitz WWGRM 187, 207.
Rumor, Noise.
Alternate meanings: Rumor, Report, News.

Geography/Culture: Greek.
Linguistic Note: Surely the Latin rumor, from which our English word is derived, must itself be an adoption of the Greek. However, I cannot find rumor in my Greek Lexicon.
Description: Goddess of rumor and gossip; She Who is swift of foot.

Source: EBv10 158; Kravitz WWGRM 207.
worked on: November, May 1995; April 1992; August 1991.
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