Juno goddess of birth and marriage
Roman statuette of the goddess Juno
In honor of birth and marriage stands this statuette of the Roman goddess Juno, made of patinated alabaster plaster. For in the Roman world of gods, Iuno (modern spelling Juno) was the goddess of marriage and childbirth. In addition, she was the wife of Jupiter, the highest of all Roman gods, and the patroness of the capital city of Rome.
By the way, in honor of Juno we also enjoy the month of June every year, which is named after her!
The goddess is also the personal guardian spirit for women - an ideal wedding gift for couples who are to be blessed with birth, marriage and the protection of the feminine.
This decorative, filigree representation of the goddess Juno from the 2nd century AD was found in 1878 in Leudersdorf, district Daun in the original in a villa rustica (Roman estate). The original can be seen in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Trier.
- Place of discovery: Leudersdorf, district Daun 1878
- height of the Juno ca. 21cm
- real alabaster gypsum patinated
Juno the wife of Jupiter
Juno, in old Latin "the young one","the vital one" was as wife of the Roman main god Juppiter the highest Roman goddess. With Juppiter and Minerva the Roman goddess belonged as Juno Regina to the newer triad of gods, which contained the highest gods. In this capacity she was equated with the Greek Hera. The Roman goddess Juno corresponded also to the old Mediterranean goddess of birth Eileithyia, who was already worshipped before immigration of the Hellenes under this unknown name.
Patrons of the city of Rome and of goats!
The Roman goddess Juno was the mistress of Rome and in her function as Juno Regina also the patron goddess of the Etruscan city Veii. Her cult comrade was the sulfur goddess Mefitis. As goddess of pasture, Juno Caprotina was responsible for small livestock in the form of goats, for example. Subsequently, the goat is the preferred animal of the goddess. As Juno Sospita, Seispes or Sispita the goddess wears a goat skin over her head.
The Roman goddess Juno - protector of marriage and women
Alabaster statuette of the roman goddess Juno
You have been looking for illustrative material for Latin or history lessons for a long time, or you are looking for a new eye-catcher for your work or living area? Or would you like to present newlyweds with a very special gift that promises them future happiness and protection? The high-quality statuette of the goddess Juno made of genuine patinated alabaster plaster is able to fulfill all these wishes and requirements immediately. Wrapped in a typical ancient Roman tunic with veil, Juno looks here with a slightly curved standing motif on a small pedestal towards the viewer. The deity appears here without any special attribute, but rather resembles with her clothing and majestic habitus a married Roman woman - her main cultic clientele.
Juno the All-Mother
Who was Juno? With this valuable female statuette we are confronted with none other than the highest-ranking female deity of the Roman heaven of gods. The wife of the ancient Roman chief deity Jupiter (originally Iuno) was the patron goddess of care and women, birth and marriage in ancient Rome - the family deity par excellence. Together with Jupiter and Minerva, June formed the highest urban Roman deity trinity of the Capitoline Triad, worshipped in the oldest state shrine of ancient Rome on Capitoline Hill. As patroness of Rome, the capital of the Imperium Romanum, she protected the entire world empire of the Caesars by virtue of her life-giving power. In the name derived from the old Latin word for the youth, Vitale, she is the divinized embodiment of youthful life and creative power par excellence. Iuno herself goes back to the Sabine-Etruscan Uni, which in turn goes back to the Phoenician Astarte - ancient Mediterranean mother deities.
Juno the versatile
Juno was undoubtedly the most important ancient Roman patron deity for the large area of marriage - care - birth - family - and far beyond. In contrast to the bull god Mithras, preferably worshipped by soldiers, or Vulcanus, the patron saint of blacksmiths, here was a protector for all ages, social classes and professions. Every March 1, women therefore celebrated the extremely popular family festival of Matronalia in honor of Juno. The patroness of all female circumstances: endowed with numerous epithets, very special protection could also be invoked - for example as Juno Pronuba for successful partnership relationships or in the form of Juno Lucina as a helper during childbirth. Often depicted with a goat as a favorite attribute, Juno Caprotina was highly revered patroness of the vital small livestock, especially in rural cults. And even more: As Juno Moneta, Juno Martialis or Juno Regina, this ancient Roman universal patroness was also the first divine contact person for assistance and success in financial, military or communal-state matters in need of advice - as the protector of the gates and passages (anteforta and postvorta, respectively) in the physical world.Postvorta) in the physical as well as figurative sense even up to death.
An exclusive gift
A highlight in terms of high quality statue of gods from the world of ancient Rome. This guarantee gives you our carefully after a Roman original from the 2nd century A.D. found in the Eifel and today in the Rhenish State Museum Trier. Worked in detail according to its archaeological model, here comes an exquisite eye-catcher on the subject of exceptional interior decoration and exquisite home decor as well as an extraordinary gift. Not only for fans of Roman history and experts of ancient mythology: every quality-conscious buyer with a sense for timeless individual lifestyle gets with this statuette an extraordinary home accessory to be marveled at. Well visible placed the alabaster goddess Juno promises an immediate and exquisite enhancement of your very personal ambience. By the way: still today lives - somewhat forgotten - the name Juno in our month name June.
Classroom, office, living room: compact dimensions of 5.00 × 5.00 × 21.00 cm as well as a shipping weight of 0.5 kg allow this antiquing gem to easily find its advantageous place in numerous locations. Therefore, you too can get this charming Roman god statue very inexpensively in the classroom, to your home or as a wedding gift!
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