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date: 07 December 2022



  • Nicholas Purcell


Caelestis, ‘heavenly’, the epithet of *Juno at Carthage, successor to, and inheritor of many aspects of, the Carthaginian Tinnit (Tanit). The cult, with an oracle, was important in Roman *Carthage, where it became an emblem of the province of Africa, and is found later at Rome and in other centres. Caelestis was closely linked with Baal, interpreted in Latin as *Saturnus, and had points of contact with many other cults including the Magna Mater.


  • Roman Myth and Religion

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