Archaic birth and childhood deity. Mens (“Mind”) provides children with intelligence.
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Mens, also known as Mens Bona (Latin for “Good Mind”), was the personification of thought, awareness, and the mind in Roman mythology. He was also the embodiment of “right-thinking.” On June 8, her celebration was observed. Following the Battle of Lake Trasimene, Mens pledged a temple to be built on Rome’s Capitoline Hill in 217 BC. The temple was later consecrated in 215 BC.
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