Pierian-spring



noun, Classical Mythology.
1.
a fountain in Pieria, sacred to the Muses and supposedly conferring inspiration or learning on anyone who drank from it.
noun
1.
a sacred fountain in Pieria, in Greece, fabled to inspire those who drank from it

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