Juno LucinaJuno Lucina was an aspect of the goddess Juno associated with light and childbirth. Her name lucina probably comes from the Latin lucus (grove). Livy records that the grove on the Esquiline Hill in which a temple was dedicated to her in 375 B.C., is the origin of her name.
By the second century B.C., Juno Lucina was associated with childbirth because the name lucina was thought to have come from the Latin word lux (light). When a child was born it was said to have been "brought to light." Women who worshiped Juno Lucina had to untie knots and unbraid their hair lest these entanglements symbolically block delivery.
The Matronalia on March 1 honored Juno Lucina.