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5762 elul 18     1994 nahas 20    1718 misra 20     1423 jamadi~II 16
1924 bhadra 05   1381 sahrivar 05    210 fructidor 09     159 asma 07
China-Republic - 91 - 07 - 18  //  78 - 19 / ren-Horse - 07 -  18
12 baktun /   19  katun  /   09 tun   /  09 winal    /   10 
k'in    //    04   -   ok    //    03-  mol    /   g1
12baktun 19katun 09tun 09winal 10k'in   04 ok   03 mol   G1
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     This day is sacred to Jupiter and is also known as the feriae Jovi, or Festival of Jove, and was once the day of the sixth full moon of the year, which made it the turning point of the sacral year.
      This day is also sacred to Diana, the goddess of the moon, and is also called the Festival of Diana. This deity is a celestial goddess and was often viewed as the female equivalent of Jupiter, though not his wife, who was Juno. A temple to Diana was consecrated this day on the Aventine hill. Cow horns, symbolic of Hercules, were hung in front of the temple on this day.
      This day is also sacred to the god Vertumnus and the goddess Pomona. They are the patron deities of gardens and fruit orchards. Vertumnus was viewed as the male counterpart of Diana. This god was believed to be able to change shape, similar to the changing of fruit trees through the season. The name Pomona comes from pomus (fruit).
      This day is furthermore the dies natalis of the temples of Hercules, and to Castor and Pollux, the twin gods associated with horses, and is also used to honor Flora, the goddess of flowers, whose temple was dedicated on this day.
PAINTINGS:
Melzi's Pomona and Vertumnus (1520)
van den Eeckhout's Vertumnus and Pomona (1669)
Flinck's Vertumnus and Pomona
Pontormo's Vertumnus and Pomona (1521)
Tengnagel's Vertumnus and Pomona (1617)
de Troy's Vertumnus Wooing Pomona (1723)
de la Fresnaye's Castor and Pollux
Greenough's Castor and Pollux (1847)
LINKS TO PICTURES OF JUPITER
LINKS TO PICTURES OF DIANA
LINKS TO PICTURES OF HERCULES
LINKS TO PICTURES OF FLORA
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