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Annona, Fruitful-Year.
Alternate meanings: Provisioning-One, Produce-of-the-Year's-Harvest.
[to Whom the third day of January, day 002, is dedicated]

Geography/Culture: Roman. Latium.
Linguistic Note: from Latin anus, year. Related English words: annual, annals, aniversary, perennial.
Description: Goddess of the circling year and its produce, the wheat harvest, its distribution, and the transportation, by sea, of grain as a trade commodity; Provider of all means of subsistence - especially grain stored in the public granaries for provisioning the city; Matron of the market-place for commodities -- especially corn.
To Whom Sacred: Ear of wheat; cornucopia; {bread}; ship's prow (trade); rudder (trade); anchor; modius (the corn-measure or balance [?] symbolising the just distribution of corn); basket with lotus flowers (perhaps symbolising Egypt as the main source of Rome's corn supply).
Iconography: She holds a cornucopia in Her left hand and a balance in Her right.

Source: EB; WG.RG. Image: RM.SP.
Anna-Perenna, Everlasting-Queen.
Alternate meanings: Eternal-Anna.

Geography/Culture: Roman, especially Sabine.
Linguistic Note: for etymologically cognate names see Anne Linguistic Note.
Description: Two-headed Goddess of Time and the calendar; Grandmother time; Mother of the Aeons; She Who stands at the change of years looking forward and backward from Her heavenly gate among the stars where one celestial cycle merges into the next; Dual Goddess of the year's end and beginning; She Who stands for Alpha and Omega, A and Z, {Aa and Psyche}, the beginning and the end.

Her two-faces are named:
Antevorta, She-Who-Looks-Toward-the-Past.
Postvorta, She-Who-Looks-Toward-the-Future.
To Whom Sacred: barley cakes.
Festival: March 15 -- the Roman New-Year.
Source: Walker WEMS 39, 77; Graves WG 369.
worked on: December, September 1995; August 1991; July 1990.
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