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Iuno
(2,357 words)

(Etruscan  Uni).

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I. Cult and Myth

J. is an important Latin goddess and besides  Minerva the most significant goddess of the Roman pantheon; while myth makes her the wife of  Jupiter, according to the Greek model, in the cult - in spite of her association with Jupiter (and Minerva) in the Capitoline triad - she is a significant figure in her own right, embodying the same tensions as with  Hera.

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A. Name

The name of J. is not related to that of Jupiter: the initial sound is always /i-…

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) and Ley, Anne (Xanten), “Iuno”, 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 22 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e603690>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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