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Matralia – In Honor of Mater Matuta

Matralia – In Honor of Mater Matuta

Jun 11, 2012

The Matralia was celebrated on the 11th of June in honor of Mater Matuta. Mater Matuta was the goddess of growth, childbirth, motherhood, and the raising of children. Mothers were honored on this day by their husbands and children. Sacred Rites at the Temple of Mater Matuta Roman matrons would bring their nieces and nephews with them to the temple of Mater...