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Mater Matuta:see MatutaMatuta
or Mater Matuta
, 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.
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goddess of childbirth. [Rorer. Myth.: Howe, 160]
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