Castalia


Castalia
Castalia [kas tā′lē ə]
L < Gr Kastalia
spring on Mount Parnassus, Greece: in ancient times it was sacred to the Muses and was considered a source of poetic inspiration for those who bathed in it
Castalian
adj.

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      a source of poetic inspiration. Castalia was the name of a nymph who threw herself into or was transformed into a spring to evade the pursuit of Apollo. The spring was then named after her, and it was a source of inspiration for Apollo and the Muses (Muse). The Muses were sometimes called Castalides because of their association with the spring.

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