• 19C Mythical Goddess Flora - Symbol of Spring

    8 days ago - By It's About Time

    Gustave Jean Jacquet Flora
    Flora in Roman mythology, was goddess of spring-time & flowers, later identified with the Greek Chloris. Her festival at Rome, the Floralia, instituted 238 B.C. by order of the Sibylline books & at first held irregularly, became annual after 173. It lasted 6 days , the 1st day being the anniversary of the foundation of her temple.
    The Floralia was a public festival to honor the goodwill of the goddess Flora. Created in the 6th century BC by the Romans, it took place in spring & lasted 6 days, & consisted of games & theatrical performances. Chariot races & circus...
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