Dea Nutrix

Dea Nutrix was known as the Nursing Goddess, you can see she is breastfeeding two babies. Figurines like this have been found in graves, houses and shrines. It is most likely that Dea Nutrix is a kind of Roman version of the Celtic goddess of fertility and childbirth.

  • Dea Nutrix

Research Activities


Why do you think that the Romans used the gods and goddesses of the people that they conquered?


What other Roman gods and goddesses can you find out about?


Some people think that the two babies could be a reference to Romulus and Remus. Find out about Romulus and Remus and why they were important to the Romans.

Canterbury Roman Museum mosaic floor

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