Marica (mythology)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

In Roman mythology, Marica was a nymph, the mother of Latinus.[1] Latinus was fathered by Faunus, who was also occasionally referred to as the son of Marica. The sacred forest near Minturnae was dedicated to Marica.[2][3] A lake nearby was also named after her. Various Roman authors claims that she was a form of Diana or Venus.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rose HJ, A Handbook of Greek Mythology, First Edition 1928
  2. ^ Horace (1846). Opera: The Works of Horace: the Odes on the Basis of Anthon: the Satires and Epistles by McCaul. Cumming and Ferguson. pp. 229–.
  3. ^ Purcell, N. "Places: 432925 (Marica)". Pleiades. Retrieved July 6, 2020 8:41 pm. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ William Smith (1878). A New Classical Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography Mythology and Geography Partly Based Upon the Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. Harper. pp. 1–.
  5. ^ Martial (1908). Selected Epigrams of Martial. Ginn. pp. 244–.