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In Roman mythology, Pomona was the goddess of fruit trees, gardens and orchards. She scorned the love of Silvanus and Picus but married Vertumnus after he tricked her, disguised as an old woman. Her high priest was called the flamen Pomonalis. The pruning knife was her attribute. She is a uniquely Roman goddess, and was particularly associated with the blossoming of trees versus the harvest. Roman mythology, the mythological beliefs of the people of Ancient Rome, can be considered as having two parts. ... Jupiter et Thétis - by Jean Ingres, 1811. ... Mars was the Roman god of war, the son of Juno and a magical flower (or Jupiter). ... In Roman mythology, Quirinus was a mysterious god. ... Vesta was the virgin goddess of the hearth, home, and family in Roman mythology, analogous to Hestia in Greek mythology. ... IVNO REGINA (Queen Juno) on a coin celebrating Julia Soaemias. ... Fortuna governs the circle of the four stages of life, the Wheel of Fortune, in a manuscript of Carmina Burana In Roman mythology, Fortuna (Greek equivalent Tyche) was the personification of luck, hopefully of good luck, but she could be represented veiled and blind, as modern depictions of Justice are... Minerva and the Muses, by Hans Rottenhammer (1603). ... This article treats Mercury in cult practice and in archaic Rome. ... Vulcan, in Roman mythology, is the son of Jupiter and Juno, and husband of Maia and Venus. ... Ceres, in Roman mythology, equivalent to the Greek Demeter (see which for more details), daughter of Saturn and Rhea, wife-sister of Jupiter, mother of Proserpina by Jupiter, sister of Juno, Vesta, Neptune and Pluto, and patron of Sicily. ... Marble Venus of the Capitoline Venus type, Roman (British Museum) Venus was a major Roman goddess principally associated with love and beauty, the rough equivalent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. ... Lares (pl. ... For the son of Napoleon I of France, styled the King of Rome, see Napoleon II of France. ... Religion in ancient Rome combined several different cult practices and embraced more than a single set of beliefs. ... Bust of a flamen, 3rd century, Louvre A flamen was a name given to a priest assigned to a state supported god or goddess in Roman religion. ... Roman mythology was strongly influenced by Greek mythology and Etruscan mythology. ... In Roman mythology, Bona Dea (the good goddess) was a goddess of fertility, healing, virginity and women. ... In Roman mythology, Carmenta was the goddess of childbirth and prophecy, associated with technological innovation as well as the protection of mothers and children, and a patron of midwives. ... In Roman mythology, the Camenae were originally goddesses of springs, wells and fountains, or water nymphs of Venus . ... In Roman mythology, Dea Dia is the goddess of growth. ... In Roman mythology, the god Convector oversaw the bringing in of the crops from the fields. ... In Roman mythology, Flora was a goddess of flowers and the season of spring. ... In Roman mythology, Lupercus was a name for Faunus as well as another god. ... In Roman mythology, Pales was the goddess of shepherds, flocks and livestock. ... In Roman mythology, the goddess Egeria (of the black poplar) was a goddess of childbirth, wisdom and prophecy and was one of the Camenae. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1576x2013, 245 KB) Description: Title: de: Pomona Technique: de: Leinwand Dimensions: de: 147,5 × 114,5 cm Country of origin: de: Frankreich Current location (city): de: Budapest Current location (gallery): de: Magyar Szépmüvészeti Múzeum Other notes: Source... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1576x2013, 245 KB) Description: Title: de: Pomona Technique: de: Leinwand Dimensions: de: 147,5 × 114,5 cm Country of origin: de: Frankreich Current location (city): de: Budapest Current location (gallery): de: Magyar Szépmüvészeti Múzeum Other notes: Source... Roman mythology, the mythological beliefs of the people of Ancient Rome, can be considered as having two parts. ... Silvanus (of the woods) was a Roman tutelary spirit of woods, a genius loci that was apparently inherited from the Etruscan Selvans. ... In Greek and Roman mythology, Picus was a man turned into a woodpecker by Circe for scorning her love. ... In Roman mythology, Vertumnus (Vortumnus, Vertimnus) was the god of seasons, change and plant growth, as well as gardens and fruit trees. ... Bust of a flamen, 3rd century, Louvre A flamen was a name given to a priest assigned to a state supported god or goddess in Roman religion. ...


Pomona is usually associated with abundance. In 19th century statues and building decorations she is usually shown carrying either a large platter of fruit or a cornucopia. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The cornucopia (Latin Cornu Copiae), also known as the Horn of Plenty, is a symbol of food dating back to the 5th century BC. In Greek mythology, Amalthea raised Zeus on the milk of a goat. ...


A nude statue of her is in the fountain in the little park before the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The Plaza Hotel as seen from the corner of 5th Avenue and 59th Street in Manhattan For the music festival PlazAid, click here The Plaza Hotel in New York City is a landmark 19-story luxury hotel on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Central Park South in Manhattan, currently...

Pomona on the left, gracing the Beaux-Arts Peninsula (former Gotham) Hotel, New York City, built 1905, with Diana to the right. Click on the image for more information concerning this example of the Beaux-Arts style.
Pomona on the left, gracing the Beaux-Arts Peninsula (former Gotham) Hotel, New York City, built 1905, with Diana to the right. Click on the image for more information concerning this example of the Beaux-Arts style.
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]] Images of the Goddesses Pomona (left) and Diana (right) together decorate the entrance to The Peninsula Hotel, occupying a Beaux-Arts building (orginally The Gotham hotel, Hiss and Weekes, architects) at Fifth Ave. ... Images of the Goddesses Pomona (left) and Diana (right) together decorate the entrance to The Peninsula Hotel, occupying a Beaux-Arts building (orginally The Gotham hotel, Hiss and Weekes, architects) at Fifth Ave. ... Beaux Arts was an architectural style that was popular in the early twentieth century. ... Nickname: Big Apple; City that never Sleeps; Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Diana was the equivalent in Roman mythology of the Greek Artemis (see Roman/Greek equivalency in mythology for more details). ... Beaux-Arts architecture[1] denotes the academic classical architectural style that was taught at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. ... Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ...


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