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Bona Dea

An ancient Roman goddess of fertility and chastity, also known as Damia, Fatua, and Oma.  She is identified with the Phrygian goddess Cybele.  Her annual festival was celebrated in the night on the first day of May, and her worship was restricted to women.  She was often depicted in works of art as an elderly woman with pointed ears, holding a snake.

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