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Goddess of the Marsi, after whom Lucus Angitia (Verg. Aen. 7,759) on the shore of Lake Fucinus is named. Servius' interpretation is as poor as his etymology (Aen. 7,750). A. was regarded as a goddess helpful especially against poisonous snakes, as is evident from Verg. Aen. 7,750 and Gellius in Solin.2,27 ff. The name in Paelignian is Anaceta, Anceta, Anacta; in Oscan, Anagtia.


Radke, 65 f.

G. Wissowa, Religion und Kultus der Römer, 21912, 49.

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Versnel, Hendrik S. (Warmond), “Angitia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 07 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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