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Egeria (ējērˈēə) [key], in Roman religion and mythology, goddess or nymph of fountains. Consort and adviser of King Numa, she was also identified with Diana and worshiped as a goddess of childbirth. The name is used as an epithet for a female adviser or companion.

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