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AGENORIA bestowed the power of reaction to stimulation (Augustine, op. cit., iv, 11).

ALEMONA presided over the nutrition of the embryo and child (Tertullian, de Anima, 37).

CATIUS, a protector of boys, awakened and molded the child's intellect (Augustine, op. cit., iv, 21).

CUBA presided over the passing of the child from the mother to the cradle and blessed its sleep (Varro, apud Donatus, in Terentii Phormionem, I, i, 15; Augustine, op. cit., iv, 11; vii, 11).

CUNINA protected the infant in the cradle (Varro, apud Nonius, p. 167).

DOMIDUCUS presided over conducting the bride to her husband and new home (Augustine, op. cit., vi, 9); while Domiduca led children home (Tertullian, ad Nationes, ii, 11).

EDUSA taught the infant to take food and was invoked to bless its first nourishment (Varro, apud Nonius, p. 108; id., apud Donatus, loc. cit.; Tertullian, loc. cit.; Augustine, op. cit., iv, 11; xxxiv, 6, 9).

FABULINUS awakened the understanding and taught the child the articulation of words (Varro, apud Nonius, p. 532).

FATA SCRIBUNDA recorded the destiny of the child as determined by Fatum, but during the first week of its life, before it was inscribed, the Romans prayed that it might be favorable (Tertullian, de Anima, 39; Aulus Gellius, II, xvi, 9-11).

FORTUNA BARBATA provided for the growth of the beard (Augustine, op. cit., iv, 11).

ITERDUCA guarded the child in its journeyings to and from school (Augustine, op. cit., vi, 9; vii, 3).

IUGA, or Iugalis, originated the marriage bond and carried the courting to engagement (Festus, p. 63).

IUGATINUS was the god of marriage (Augustine, op. cit., iv, 11; vi, 9).

IUVENTAS, the goddess of youth, beautified and guided youthful development (Augustine, op. cit., iv, 11; Tertullian, ad Nationes, ii, 11).

LATIUS awakened and molded the intellect (see Fabulinus) (Nonius, p. 532).

LEVANA Supervised the raising of the infant from the ground by the father (see Ops) and bore witness to its legitimacy (Tertullian and Augustine, locc. citt.).

LOCUTIUS taught the child to speak correctly (Tertullian, loc. cit.; Nonius, loc. cit.; Augustine, op. cit., iv, 21; vii, 3).

MENS was the goddess who conferred high intellectual powers (Nonius, loc. cit.; Augustine, op. cit., iv, 21).

NUNDINA supervised the purification and naming of children, which took place on the eighth day for girls and on the ninth day for boys, the dies lustricus, when they were adopted by the family and received their names and the bulla, or amulet, which they wore as a protection against all evil, especially sorcery (Macrobius, op. cit., I, xvi, 36).

OSSIPAGA presided over the growth and hardening of the bones of the embryo and child (Arnobius, op. cit., IV, vii, 8).

PARCA was one of the Fates who determined the destiny of the child about one week after birth (Arnobius, op. cit., iv, 85; Aulus Gellius, III, xvi, 9-11).

PAVENTIA guarded the infant from all causes of sudden terror and fright (Tertullian, loc. cit.; Augustine, op. cit., iv, 11).

POTINA presided over the child's drinking, and sacrifices were made to bless the first liquid which the infant took (Tertullian and Augustine, locc. citt.; Varro, apud Nonius, p. 108; id., apud Donatus, in Terentii Phormionem, I, i, 15).

RUMINA (or Rumilia) caused the breasts to swell and presided over the suckling of the infant (Tertullian and Augustine, locc. citt.).

SENTIA gave the child discernment and wisdom (Augustine, op. cit., iv, 11).

STATULINUS, Statanus and Statina were divinities who taught the child to stand and walk (Varro, apud Nonius, p. 532; Tertullian, de Anima, 39).

STIMULA made the child sensitive to impressions that result in action (Augustine, loc. cit.).

VATICANUS was the maker and developer of the human voice, the first cry of the infant corresponding to the first syllable of its future name (Varro, apud Aulus Gellius, XVI, xxxvii; Augustine, op. cit., vii, 2).

VENILIA promised future success for the child (Augustine, op. cit., vii, 22).

VIRGINENSIS presided over the loss of maidenhood and made the girl a married woman (Augustine, op. cit., iv, 11; vi, 9).

VOLUMNUS and Volumna gave the child the will to do right (Augustine, op. cit., iv, 21; vii, 3).

VOLUPIA granted the capacity for pleasure and present enjoyment (Tertullian, ad Nationes, ii, 11; Augustine, op. cit., iv, 8, 11).

CHAPTER EIGHT

CELTIC GODS

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