Egeria

 


Egeria was the Roman fertility goddess of the oak trees whose priestess enacted an annual sacred marriage with the king of Rome, who participated as Jupiter. The festival was a variation of the celebration of the marriage of Zeus and Hera which took place in Athens. Various springs and lakes were sacred to her. A.G.H.


Source:

Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 73