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Juventas, Youthfulness.
Alternate meaning: Youth.
[to Whom the seventeenth day of February, day 047, is dedicated]

Geography/Culture: Roman.
Linguistic Note: From Latin Iuvenis. The names of the Roman Goddesses Juventas, Juno, and Juturna, are all spelt with a J and pronounced with that sound (fopho J as in jaw) even though it is well known that the Roman's did not recognise or use this sound.
Description: Goddess of increase, blessings and youth; She Who represents the eternal youth of the species and its solidarity; She Who has the power to renew the youth of the aged.

Originally, it has been said, the Capitoline triad was composed of
Virgin Juventas, Youthfulness
Mother Juno [Shining-One]
Wise Crone Minerva, {Mindful-One}
Juventas was later replaced by the male Jove, Youth.
Source: Walker WEMS/481.
Hebe, Downy-One.
Alternate meanings: Youth, She-Who-Removes-from-Sight, Virgin-Mother-Earth.

Geography/Culture: Greek.
Linguistic Note: Greek roughbreath-eta-beta-eta, youthful strength, vigour; metaphorically, youthful cheerfulness, or youthful passion, fire, spirit. Related English words: hebephrenia, hebephrenic. Perhaps hebetude, if the Romans took their hebes, hebet-, dull, from the Greek youth.
Description: Goddess of spring and the fresh young shoots of vegetal growth; the unfolding bud; She Who represents the moment of transition between youth and maturity; Cup-bearer to the Deities; Renewer of immortal youth; Harnesser of Hera's horses; Protectress of childhood and virginity.

Maiden aspect of Triple Hera, Our-Lady,
Mother Teleia, Perfect-One
Crone Theria, Old-Woman.
Iconography: Hebe.
To Whom Sacred: ivy; eagle; ambrosia; nectar.
Festival: Kissotomoi, The days of ivy-cutting.
Male Associates: consort, Heracles; sons, Alexiares and Anicetus. Source: EB Hebe; Graves GMv1 203; IGEL/347.
Parthenos, Virgin-Goddess.
Alternate meanings: Maiden.

Geography/Culture: Greek.

worked on: December, June 1995; August 1991.
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