Marica (mythology)

In Roman mythology, Marica was a nymph, the mother of Latinus.[1] Latinus was fathered by Faunus, who was also occasionally referred to as the son of Marica. The sacred forest near Minturnae was dedicated to Marica.[2] A lake nearby was also named after her. Various Roman authors claims that she was a form of Diana or Venus.[3][4]

See also


  1. Rose HJ, A Handbook of Greek Mythology, First Edition 1928
  2. Horace (1846). Opera: The Works of Horace: the Odes on the Basis of Anthon: the Satires and Epistles by McCaul. Cumming and Ferguson. pp. 229–.
  3. William Smith (1878). A New Classical Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography Mythology and Geography Partly Based Upon the Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. Harper. pp. 1–.
  4. Martial (1908). Selected Epigrams of Martial. Ginn. pp. 244–.

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