Suadela

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

In Roman mythology, Suadela (or Suada) was a goddess of persuasion, particularly in romance, seduction and love. She was strongly associated with Venus. Her Greek name was Peitho.[1] Sometimes she is associated with or counted as one of the Graces.[2] Plutarch observed in his Quaestiones Romanae (part of Moralia) that the married couple had need of five gods: Nuptial Jupiter, Nuptial Juno, Venus, Suada, and above all Diana, whom women call upon in childbirth.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mayo, Robert (1819). A new system of mythology: in three volumes; giving a full account of the idolatry of the pagan world; Vol. 3. Philadelphia.
  2. ^ Francis Lieber, ed. (1835). "Suada, or Suadela". Encyclopædia Americana. 12 ("New Edition" ed.). Philadelphia. p. 37.
  3. ^ Quaestiones Romanae, sect.2