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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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