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Bona Dea

Bona Dea (bōˈnə dēˈə) [key], in Roman religion, ancient fertility goddess worshiped only by women; also called Fauna. She was said to be the daughter, sister, or wife of Faunus. No man could be present at her annual festival in May.

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