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The ancient Romans Gods and Goddess contain a wealth of stories and legends, wrapped in Myths which typically provide a story with a morale code designed to influence the reader into behaviour as fitting Romans culture of the era.
In this article, we look at Pomona and the myths and legends surrounding Pomona, Pomona relationship to and with other Romans Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.
She was the goddess of ripening and ripe fruits and nuts, who rejected all her suitors, till one day Vertumnus, who could change his appearance at will visited her in the form of an old lady, finally gaining access to speak to the woman he most desired, tricked her, by relating her own life story and her regrets, for not taking certain opportunities that came her way, and that by such decisions did not only did not have a husband to console her in her old age, but no children or grandchildren to plant her hopes in. Pomona was convinced by the old ladies story, and decided that she would marry the next suitor that arrived, of course no sooner had the old lady departed when, Vertumnus having transformed himself, knocked on her door, and she accepted his proposal, thus guarantying next year's fruit crop.