In Roman mythology
, also known as Diva Rumina
, was a goddess who protected breastfeeding mothers, and possibly nursing infants. Her domain extended to protecting animal mothers, not just human ones. As one of the di indigetes
, Rumina lacked the elaborate mythology and personality of later Roman deities, and was instead a more abstract, numinous
Rumina's temple was near the Ficus Ruminalis, the fig tree at the foot of the Palatine Hill where Romulus and Remus were raised by a she-wolf. Milk, rather than the typical wine, was offered as a sacrifice at this temple. In AD 58, the tree started to die, which was interpreted as a bad omen.
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- Hammond, N.G.L. & Scullard, H.H. (Eds.) (1970). The Oxford Classical Dictionary (p. 940). Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-869117-3.
As per Greek mythology Rumina means a woman of Greece.