Tellus

Pantheon: Roman
Titles:
Alternate Names/Spellings: Tellura, Tellus Mater
Gender: Female

Tellus is the personification of the earth's productive powers, and a goddess of marriage. She is also the one who "recieves" everyone back into the earth after they die. Tellus was worshipped during many festivals, including Paganalia, Sementivae, and Fordicalia. A festival dedicated only to her was held on December 13th. A pregnant cow and spelt cakes were commonly sacrificed to her.

In art Tellus appears as a matron holding two infants, and flanked on both sides by attendants. She has fruits in her lap, cows at her feet, and plants growing around her.

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