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Flora, Flōra, Flusia, The Handmaiden of Ceres

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Flora is the Roman goddess of Flowers, Springtime, and Sex--Fertility...

 

She is quite ancient; the Sabines are said to have named a month for Her (which corresponds to our and the Roman April), and She was known among the Samnites as well as the Oscans, where She was called Flusia.

 

Titus Tatius (according to tradition, the Sabine king who ruled with Romulus) is said to have introduced her cult to Rome; her temple stood near the Circus Maximus. Her festival, called the Floralia, was instituted in 238 bc. A representation of Flora’s head, distinguished only by a floral crown, appeared on coins of the republic. Her name survives in the botanical term for vegetation of a particular environment.

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Flora is usually depicted by the Romans wearing light spring clothing, holding small bouquets of flowers, sometimes crowned with blossoms.

 

She is sometimes called the handmaiden of Ceres.

 

Ovid identifies Her with the Greek flower-nymph Chloris, whose name means "yellow or pale green", the color of Spring....

 

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Flora, Flōra, Flusia, The Handmaiden of Ceres

Flora, Flōra, Flusia, The Handmaiden of Ceres | flores | Scoop.it

Flora is the Roman goddess of Flowers, Springtime, and Sex--Fertility...

 

She is quite ancient; the Sabines are said to have named a month for Her (which corresponds to our and the Roman April), and She was known among the Samnites as well as the Oscans, where She was called Flusia.

 

Titus Tatius (according to tradition, the Sabine king who ruled with Romulus) is said to have introduced her cult to Rome; her temple stood near the Circus Maximus. Her festival, called the Floralia, was instituted in 238 bc. A representation of Flora’s head, distinguished only by a floral crown, appeared on coins of the republic. Her name survives in the botanical term for vegetation of a particular environment.

http://bit.ly/KB3XFf

 

Flora is usually depicted by the Romans wearing light spring clothing, holding small bouquets of flowers, sometimes crowned with blossoms.

 

She is sometimes called the handmaiden of Ceres.

 

Ovid identifies Her with the Greek flower-nymph Chloris, whose name means "yellow or pale green", the color of Spring....

 

More:

http://bit.ly/QeOMQW

http://bit.ly/fvWMPr

http://bit.ly/KB3XFf

http://bit.ly/4C0pE

 

Post Image: http://bit.ly/Pwc9dZ


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