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Romans Gods and Goddess: Invidia

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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 Invidia and the myths and legends surrounding Invidia , Invidia relationship to and with other Romans Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.

About Invidia

The Evil eye; envy (see also, Nemesis; Adrestia.) The envious die, but envy simply moves house. She is like the eye of the serpent, glaring hard, her forked tongue tastes the air, her tongue, like that of a witch, ever hangs beyond her mouth, full of venom, she strikes and consumes her victim with unreasoning covetousness, and wantonness, the heat of which destroys all the senses of reason, and humanity. Thus, this goddess was much feared, and the Romans took great precautions, to ward off her attention. It is reported that the Vestal Virgins, suspended a phallic image (fascinus) under the chariot of any Roman, general, who was granted a triumph. (a procession of victory held in Rome in his honour.) (the idea of the witches' tongue stems from the presentation and understanding, of Medusa.

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