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In Greek mythology, Hymenaios (also Hymenaeus, Hymenaues, or Hymen; Ancient Greek) was a god of marriage ceremonies, inspiring feasts and song. A hymenaios is also a genre of Greek lyric poetry sung during the procession of the bride to the groom's house in which the god is addressed, in contrast to the Epithalamium, which was sung at the nuptial threshold.



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