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date: 30 November 2022

Dea Dialocked

Dea Dialocked

  • Mary Beard

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A goddess worshipped by the *fratres arvales, who celebrated her main festival in May. Her function and character are, in many respects, obscure. The etymology of ‘Dia’ suggests an original connection with the brightness of the sun; but she was also connected with agricultural prosperity.

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  • Roman Myth and Religion

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