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Bona Dea

Bona Dea A Roman Goddess whose name means "the Good Goddess". She was a secret cover for Kybele in Rome when Her worship in its original form was banned. She had Temples which contained vast stores of women, spices, herbs and medicines. Like earlier Egyptian cults of the Great Liberating Mother, Her priestesses used cobras to guard the Temple stores. Like Fortuna, Bona Dea bears the Cornucopia, and also a Serpent coiled around Her hand to show Her Ophidian nature. Pronounced Boh-nah Day-ah.

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