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Fontinalia

(13 October)

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Altar in honor of the deities Fons
Altar in honor of the deities Fons. | Author: Luca Giarelli | Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Fontinalia was a festival of springs in honour of the god Fons, during which fountains were decorated with flowers and their petals were thrown into the water. In Italy, the summer was extremely stifling, so the Romans counted on the providence of their god, who would send regular rains and ensure abundant harvests.

Fons was worshipped mainly by artisans. Considered the son of the god Janus and the nymph of Iuturna.

Sources
  • Jaczynowska Maria, Religie świata rzymskiego, Warszawa 1987
  • Zieliński Tadeusz, Religia Rzeczypospolitej Rzymskiej

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