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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, ...continue reading "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