Libitina

October 28th, 2007 by sabrina

Some days, it takes me a while to decide which Goddess to choose for the day.  Some days it’s easy, like when I bought myself flowers and then chose Flora.  Other days, like today, I find myself flipping back and forth between a few candidates, and it can come down to which one I can find a picture of.  I do take requests, so feel free to make suggestions.

Libitina is the Roman Goddess of death, corpses, and funerals. Her temples were equipped with all the tools needed for funerals, and undertakers in Rome were called libitinarii. She was depicted as wearing dark robes and having wings, looking rather like a bird of prey. Her temples also maintained records of the dead.

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