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Gregory Flood's Roman Gods and Goddesses

Gods and Goddesses of Children and Childbirth

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Gods and Goddesses

of Children and Childbirth

Aids in Childbirth

Opigena

F

Aids in Childbirth

Natio

F

Rival of Juno

Aids in Childbirth

Lucina

F

Aids in Childbirth

Virbius

M

Deified Hippolytus; depicted as an old man

Assures the crying of the newborn

Vaticanus

M

Baby food

Educa

F

Breast feeding

Rumina

F

Brings forth the birth

Diespiter

M

Children' medicine

Potina

F

Determined proper date of birth

Nona

F

One of the Fates

Gives life to the fetus

Vitumnus

M

Gives sensation to the fetus

Sentinus

M

Guardian of the cradle

Cunina

F

Hardened the bones of the infant

Ossipaga

F

Helps the newborn to walk

Statulinus

M

The hope that the newborn brings

Venilia

F

Labor

Lucina

F

Naming of the infant

Nondina

F

Nine days after birth for boys, eight for girls, asperged with water, like a baptism

Orphans

Orbona

F

Predicted future of newborns

Carmentis or Carmenta

F

Prophecies in verse; a Camena

Presided over delivery and placed the binder

Partula

F

Promises strong children; protects married women

Curitis

F

Protectors of infants and pregnant women

Picumnus and Pilumnus

M

Brothers

Protectors of infants and pregnant women

Intercedona and Deverra

F

Allies of Picumnus and Pilumnus

Protects infants and birthing mothers from Sylvanus

Averruncus

F

Generally, a god of averting

Protects the child when lifted up; sees that the father accepts the new child

Levana

F

"Light"

Taught child to speak

Locutius

M

Terror of the infant

Paventia

F

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