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http://www.ukans.edu/history/index/europe/ancient_rome/E/Gazetteer/Places/Europe/Italy/Lazio/Roma/Rome/.Texts/PLATOP*/TIMELINE.html Bellona's temple vowed in 296 BCE, dedicated some years later.
Bellona and belladonna
I'd like someone with more moderating skills and a better grasp of English add a mention of the plant belladonna (Atropa belladonna) into this text. The plant was consumed by Bellona's priestesses during rites and rituals.
My sources are mostly in books that aren't in print anymore, but a search returned this link if you wish to check upon a single sentence:
- Why is most of this entry about Bellona and why should we add more Bellona material to it? Shouldn't we split the entry up and give Bellona her own entry?
- --Stalfur 13:56, 27 September 2005 (UTC)
- It seems that the entry for Bellona (godess) is redirected to this article. In my view this should be two seperate entries which link to each other.
- --Stalfur 14:11, 28 September 2005 (UTC)
- I'd move the whole thing, without fragmenting it and losing normal context, to Bellona (mythology), in line with many other similar articles. Enyo is a minor personication of the strife of battle in a Greek poem or two, and the editor who noted "frequently depicted as being covered in blood and carrying weapons of war" had never ever seen a Greek depiction of Enyo. --02:28, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
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Some statements from the previous version of the article have been deleted. This was largely because they lacked references and looked like private views or generalisations plucked from an unacknowledged blog. Much of the later part of the article was made up of unrelated facts which were beginning to encourage the dumping of irrelevant trivia. This was a pity, since the coverage of Bellona was greatly developed in the centuries between the Renaissance and the start of the 20th century and needed boldly following up. She even inspired a development in feminine headgear, the Bellona cap, which was unfortuntely overtaken by the French Revolution! Mzilikazi1939 (talk) 21:38, 2 February 2016 (UTC)