Vertumnus was the god of seasonal change and plant growth, in Roman mythology. A festival called the Vertumnalia was held in his honour on 13 August. He was a shapeshifter, who took the shape of an old woman, in order to speak to the young goddess Pomona. He then managed to seduce her and eventually married her.
A bronze statue of Vertumnus was erected in Rome and replaced an ancient statue that was allegedly brought to the city when it was founded. The statue was placed in a shrine and was decorated according to the season at the time.
See Also: Pomona
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