Ops

Pantheon: Roman, Italian
Titles: Consiva ("planter"), Magna Mater ("great mother"), Opifera ("bringer of help")
Alternate Names/Spellings: Consiva, Opifera
Gender: Female

Ops is the goddess of planting, the harvest, abundance, plenty, and fertility. She is the mother of Jupiter. She is thought to be a wife of Saturn or of Consus. Her festivals were held on August 25th and December 19th. She was also worshipped during the Vulcanalia.

Romans invoked Ops by saying a prayer while touching the earth.

Ops is often identified with Rhea and Juno.

In art Ops appears as a woman sitting on a throne and holding a sceptre, a globe, and/or and sheaf of wheat.

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