Ataegina Picture

Ataegina (Portuguese: Atégina) was the Goddess of rebirth (Spring),
fertility, nature, and healing in the Lusitanian mythology. She is also seen
as the Lusitanian goddess of the moon. It is believed Ataegina's name comes
from the Celtic Ate + Gena, meaning "reborn". Author and researcher Moisés
Espírito Santo argues that the name combines Atta and Jana, the first being
an epithet of the archetypal mother-goddess and the latter indicating the
Roman deity Jana (partner to Janus) or, quite possibly, the moon goddess
Diana. Espírito Santo also argues that Ataegina is a composite deity arising
from syncretic tendencies.
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