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Daemon
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Opalia

The ancient Roman fertility goddess Ops was known by several different names—among them Rhea, Cybele, Bona Dea and Magna Mater. She married Saturn and was the mother of Jupiter, and was usually portrayed as a matron, with a loaf of bread in her left hand and her right hand opened as if offering assistance. Not much is known about what actually took place during the Opalia. It appears that women played an important role in the festival. Because Ops was a fertility godess, she was often invoked by touching the earth. More...
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Opalia
The ancient Roman fertility goddess Ops was known by several different names—among them Rhea, Cybele, Bona Dea and Magna Mater. She married Saturn and was the mother of Jupiter, and was usually portrayed as a matron, with a loaf of bread in her left hand and her right hand opened as if offering assistance. Not much is known about what actually took place during the Opalia. It appears that women played an important role in the festival. Because Ops was a fertility godess, she was often invoked by touching the earth.
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