Friday, September 20, 2019

A Roman Temple

Below are the pics of a so-called Temple of the Matrons in a former Roman province of Germania Inferior.

It is situated on a mountain slope  with a forest surrounding it.

Some still bring offerings and burn incense to them

(unfortunately, I should say).

We visited it on a beautiful summer evening and the place is wonderfully still and peaceful.

Apparently Matrons were female deities worshiped in North-Western regions of Europe and they  were sometimes called Mothers or Nurses. Their function was to protect the family and they had a connection to midwifery as well. Well whatever, even the ancient pagans had a good sense to understand the importance of hearth, home and childbirth...

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