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  • proper n. The personification of oblivion, daughter of Eris; one of the rivers which flow through Hades, and from which the souls of the dead had to drink to forget their past lives spent on Earth.


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Latin, from Ancient Greek Λήθη (Lēthē).


  • Myers, who died in 1901, was supposed to be communicating through Piper, so Dorr asked “Myers” what the word Lethe suggested to him.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • “Myers,” presumably speaking through the medium, produced a stream of poetic, recondite associations from the word Lethe that meant nothing to the medium or the experimenter.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • Then, in 1910 another medium, Mrs. Willett in England, was questioned about the word Lethe.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • I've only been aware of indie gay presses (not that Lethe is gay or anything) for the past three years.

    mroctober: Breach

  • I'm really pleased that Lethe is releasing Marshall Moore's newest novel.

    mroctober: An Ideal for Living

  • (link) When someone publicly implies that Lethe is not supporting its authors, I feel action needs to be taken.

    mroctober: Unprofessional authors

  • Originally titled Lethe, this was the manuscript that Grey had started in 1905, two years after the publication of his first novel.

    Zane Grey, Romancing the West

  • He speaks to her; and she, in reply, explains to him certain things touching the nature of that place, and tells that the water, which flows between them, is here called Lethe, and in another place has the name of Eunoe.

    Purgatory. Canto XXVIII

  • But is there not a mineral water which is called Lethe?

    Essays on Scandinavian Literature

  • A transplanted Hollander, carried thither originally from China, seems to thrive particularly well in this part of the world; the little pug dog, or Dutch mastiff, which our English ladies were once so fond of, that poor Garrick thought it worth his while to ridicule them for it in the famous dramatic satire called Lethe, has quitted London for Padua, I perceive; where he is restored happily to his former honours, and every carriage I meet here has a _pug_ in it.

    Observations and Reflections Made in the Course of a Journey through France, Italy, and Germany, Vol. I


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