Dea Dia

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In ancient Roman religion, Dea Dia is a goddess of growth. She was sometimes identified with Ceres, and sometimes with her Greek equivalent Demeter.

She was worshiped during Ambarvalia, a festival to Ceres. Every May, her priests, the Fratres Arvales, held a three day festival in her honor.[1]

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  1. ^ Notes on Strabo's account, 5.3