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Matuta

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Mater Matuta

(mā`tər məto͞o`tə), Roman goddess. Sometimes called the goddess of dawn, she was more properly the goddess of childbirth. Her festival, the Matralia (June 11), was attended only by matrons. She was also identified with the Greek goddess LeucotheaLeucothea
, in Greek mythology, sea deity. In some legends she was the deification of Ino, the wife of Athamas; in others she was the deification of the sea nymph Halia, mother of Rhodos. The Romans identified Matuta with her.
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 and as such was worshiped as a sea deity.
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Length Weight Study of Two Species of Crabs Matuta planipes and Matuta lunaris from Karachi, Pakistan.
A revision of the genus Matuta Weber, 1795 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Calappidae).
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Una schiava veniva introdotta nel tempio di Mater Matuta (identificata con Ino/Leucothea) e, quindi, cacciata a percosse, giacche al rito potevano partecipare soltanto le matrone imivirae (76).
cruciata, Matuta planipes, Metopograpsus messor, Macrophthalmus sulcatus, Portunus sanguinolentus, and many others), mudcrabs (Scylla serrata and S.
Junto a Fortuna Muliebris, destacaria el caso de Mater Matuta, honrada en la fiesta de Matralia-, esta ultima aparece como protectora de los ninos hasta llegar a la edad madura, pero, en este caso, llama la atencion el hecho de que las matronas soliciten la ayuda para sus sobrinos y no para sus hijos.
Sin embargo, recientemente se han discutido o matizado tales afirmaciones a traves de analisis mas detallados de la documentacion epigrafica, en la que figuran diosas como Diana, Mater Matuta, Bona Dea y Fortuna, junto a Juno, sin olvidar a Jupiter, Apolo o Hercules entre las divinidades invocadas por las mujeres, como indica SCHULZ, C.