Hippocrene

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Hippocrene

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  1. (Greek mythology) A fountain on Mount Helicon, sacred to the Muses and formed by the hooves of Pegasus, whose waters were supposed to give poetic inspiration when imbibed.
    • John Keats, Ode to a Nightingale
      O for a beaker full of the warm South / Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene, / With beaded bubbles winking at the brim, []
    • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Goblet of Life
      Maddening draughts of Hippocrene.