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MENS

Roman Awareness Goddess

Also known as Bona Mens, Mens Bona

Mind-Boggling Goddess of Thought and Intelligence

She is a deity of the mind, promoting good ideas and smart thinking. No need for Artificial Intelligence.

There is a club for highly intelligent people called Mensa, which you can only join if you pass their IQ tests and go cross-eyed over crosswords and puzzles. It just so happens that the Latin word Mensa means ‘table’ according to our translations. Do they sit around tables to think?

Her name features in many stirring Latin phrases, such as ‘Mens Sana in Corpore Sano’, which of course any Mensa member will tell you means ‘A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body’. Just because your mind is on higher things and you tend to trip over undone shoelaces and walk into walls does not mean you need to visit a gym. With the pounding you already subject your body to, it is obvious it is always being tested to the limit.

As a deity of sound mind, hopefully Mens will also look after your mental health. How many of you would vote for a Goddess of Sanity?

Meanwhile, here is a little test for you. If Mens herself is depicted with a Thysis in her right hand and a pine cone in her left hand, which foot is resting on the head of a bull? Send your answers to Mensa or treat yourself to a new pair of nerdy spectacles.

Mens Facts and Figures

Name: Mens
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Bona Mens, Mens Bona

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Consciousness
Area of expertise: Consciousness

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 947

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Article last revised on November 18, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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