The word 'Parmenides' meant 'Nature of the Starry Universe.' Some claim 'Parmenides' was a man, but he is found only as a fictional character in the lessons created by a person using the psuedonym 'Socrates,' found in Plato's Dialogues, who himself stated he did not write any of the Socrate's writings that were called his, nor would he ever write anything. Plato also stated the Socrates' writings had been 'updated' and 'embellished.'
Socrates' writings were fictional as were the characters in them, and written as lesson studies for young people. 'Socrates' was a woman, and stated she was a mid-wife, and that a woman had to have given birth to children to qualify as mid-wife. In the Philebus, Socrates tells her young readers, referring to Parmenides and Zeno, that she was telling them right now, for the first time, of Parmenides and Zeno, and the theorems she is propounding through them, using characters as visual aids for her philosophical statements.
Socrates' Parmenides speaks through Goddesses to portray the nature of the universe and its manifestations, to clarify rightful understanding, wherein she states the universe is a unity, with no separation of it from its objects and beings, that there never was a time when all was nothing, that it has always been, and that 'nothing' has no existence, nor did it ever. She admonishes her students to be wary of men's teachings, to listen to opinions, but to compare them with her words of truth.  Here we are given knowledge of 'relativity,' that in space there is no time, no distance. Scientists sent experiments into space coroberating 'no-time,' Black holes, an example. 'Socrates,' through the 'Parmenides' combines physics and philosophy, upholding the Goddess, 'Mother Nature' as controller of the fiery galaxies, the entire universe and all beings. The hexameter verses of the poetry, 'Parmenides' expounds on these, and appears as a precursor to 'the way of the Tao.'