Potina

December 8th, 2008 by sabrina

Potina is the Roman Goddess of a child’s first drink. Just as Edusa looked after children as they ate their first solid foods after weaning, Potina watched over their first drink. The Romans placed great importance on infancy and early childhood, and had many deities devoted to this time, each with rule over a very specific aspect. Potina helped the child transition from suckling to drinking from a cup. Her name means “she of the act of drinking.”

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