Hilaritas

September 11th, 2009 by sabrina

HilaritasHilaritas is the Roman Goddess of rejoicing. She was often depicted on coins given out to the Roman people to celebrate the birth of a child to the Emperor. Hilaritas was shown holding a palm branch and a cornucopia, symbols of joy and abundance, and sometimes with children standing at her feet. Hilaritas’s name means “cheerfulness,” and the epithet Hilaritas Augustii (cheerfulness of the Augustus) was used for her.

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1 response about “Hilaritas”

  1. Paul Schmidt said:

    Hi,
    Do you know where we can purchase a poster of painting of goddess Hilaritas?

    Thanks.

    Karma and Paul