Postvorta

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Postverta or Postvorta was one of the two Carmentes and the goddess of the past in Roman mythology (along with her sister Antevorta, or prorsa contracted form of Proversa).

They were Carmenta’s companions and likely represented her incarnations as the goddess of the past (Postvorta) and the future (Antevorta, or Prorsa). Prayers were said during childbirth to call the Carmentes to oversee the process. When the infant was delivered feet first, Prorsa was claimed to have been there; when the baby was born head first, Porrima was reported to have been there.

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