Cleopatra's Bling

These golden half-hoops are decorated with swirls handcrafted by Olivia.

Feronia was a revered Roman goddess of wildlife, fertility, health, and abundance. She was particularly venerated by plebeians and freedmen for granting freedom and civil rights to the most humble members of society.

Her sanctuary near Terracina was the site of two stories that highlight her association with the wilderness. After a fire destroyed her wood, the burnt forest suddenly turned green, according to Servius, while Pliny claimed that all attempts to build towers between Terracina and the sanctuary were always destroyed by lightning, which was seen as the goddess's refusal to be linked with the nearby town.

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