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the daughters of memory
Haines' earlier casual comment in Telemachus about history being to blame has triggered many of Stephen's subsequent thoughts this day concerning the meaning, significance, and (un)reality of what we call history. Nestor is thematically concerned with history's fables leading so often to violence. To go deeper down this particular rabbit hole, see this 1902 essay by Joyce about the Irish poet James Clarence Mangan. A search on the page for the word daughters reveals the relevant paragraph.