• 17C Myth of Pomona & Vertumnus - Love Isn't Always Easy, even for Roman Garden Gods!

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    Pomona Portrait of a lady as Goddess by Jean Ranc
    Pomona was the beautiful goddess of fruitful abundance in ancient Roman religion & myth. Pomona was said to be a wood nymph. The name Pomona comes from the Latin word pomum, "fruit," specifically orchard fruit. She was said to be a part of the Numia, the guardian spirits who watch over people, places, or homes. While Pomona watches over & protects fruit trees & cares for their cultivation, she is not actually associated with the harvest of fruit itself, but with tending the flourishing of the fruit trees. In artistic depictions she is...
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  • 17C Myth of Pomona & Vertumnus - Love Isn't Always Easy, even for Roman Garden Gods!

    17C Myth of Pomona & Vertumnus - Love Isn't Always Easy, even for Roman Garden Gods!

    1 month ago - By It's About Time

    Vertumnus & Pomona by Frans van Mieris the Younger (1689 - 1763)
    Pomona was the beautiful goddess of fruitful abundance in ancient Roman religion & myth. Pomona was said to be a wood nymph. The name Pomona comes from the Latin word pomum, "fruit," specifically orchard fruit. She was said to be a part of the Numia, the guardian spirits who watch over people, places, or homes. While Pomona watches over & protects fruit trees & cares for their cultivation, she is not actually associated with the harvest of fruit itself, but with tending the flourishing of the fruit trees. In artistic...
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