Did you know that the word Mnemonic Device comes from the Greek goddess Mnemosyne?
She is the mother of the nine muses by Zeus!
Mnemonic Devices help us remember something important, and by making multiple connections in our brain, help to store that information in our long term memory! Just like learning about Mnemosyne helps us to remember the meaning of Mnemonic, so does making associations with other words. Did you know that the Spanish word for "Traffic Light" or "Semáforo" comes from the same root as our English word "Semaphore" (used in Flag signals and Train traffic lights)? These kind of associations help us to build long term memory!