Roman Mythology

The Classical Gods of the Roman Empire...

PRUDENTIA

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: 1455

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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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