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Mosaic showing the baking of bread

Fornax was the Roman goddess of the bread oven (fornax) or patron of the bread baking process. It was a kind of personification of the oven that prevented the bread from baking.

In her honour, the Fornacalia day was celebrated among thirty curiae, the oldest divisions of the city, created by the mythological Romulus of the three original tribes of Rome.

  • Mała encyklopedia kultury antycznej, Warszawa 1990
  • William Smith, A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology

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