Pantheon: Roman, Italian
Alternate Names/Spellings: Maiesta
Gender: Female

Maia is the goddess of growing things. She may be a consort of Vulcan, and is often associated with Fauna. Her festival was held on May 15, though she was also worshipped during the Vulcanalia. The month of May may be named after Maia. After Rome conquered Greece she became confused with the Greek goddess Maia, and then associated with Mercury.

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