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In Greek mythology, Hegemone (Ancient Greek: Ἡγεμόνη means "mastery"[1] derived from hegemon "leader, ruler, queen"[2]) was a Greek goddess of plants, specifically making them bloom and bear fruit. According to Pausanias, Hegemone was a name given by the Athenians to one of the Graces. Auxo represented the spring, and Hegemone autumn.[3]


  1. ^ Robert Graves (1960). The Greek Myths. Harmondsworth, London, England: Penguin Books. pp. s.v. Zeus and Hera. ISBN 978-0143106715.
  2. ^ Room, Adrian (2003). Who's Who in Classical Mythology. New York: Gramercy Books. p. 151. ISBN 0517222566.
  3. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 9.35.2