Roman Mythology

The Classical Gods of the Roman Empire...


Roman Disciplinary Goddess

Also known as Prudence

Goddess of Looking Before You Leap

She is the deity of Prudence and Self-Control. Prudentia is there to stop you doing anything crazy without thinking it through.

Her best friend and colleague is Goddess of Justice Justitia. In her hands she holds a mirror and a snake. We have no idea why. The snake in particular doesn’t sound prudent at all but rather risky.

Other sources suggest Prudentia has two or three faces — looking to the past, present and future. Shades of Janus there.

With an abundance of caution, we prudently admit we haven’t got a clue. Perhaps the snake knows.

Prudentia Facts and Figures

Name: Prudentia
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Prudence

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

In charge of: Discipline and Self-Control
Area of expertise: Discipline, Self-Control, Strict

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 8188

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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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