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Coventina


A Romano-Celtic tutelary and water goddess who was worshipped as a sacred spring in Carrawburgh.  Her cult flourished from circa 200 B.C. until A.D. 500.  From various ancient objects retrieved from her sacred well and believed to be votive offerings,  there is evidence to support the theory that Coventina may have also been a goddess connected to Pagan firtility rites and childbirth.  In ancient works of art,  she is depicted as a nymphlike figure,  standing upon a leaf and holding a vessel which pours forth a stream of water.


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