• Celebrating the Earth's Bounty - Myth of Pomona & Vertumnus - Gardens, Orchards, & Finding Love

    25 days ago - By It's About Time

    Francesco Melzi (1491-1568) Pomona & Vertumnus
    Pomona was the beautiful goddess of fruitful abundance in ancient Roman religion & myth. Pomona was said to be a wood nymph. The name Pomona comes from the Latin word pomum, "fruit," specifically orchard fruit. She was said to be a part of the Numia, the guardian spirits who watch over people, places, or homes. While Pomona watches over & protects fruit trees & cares for their cultivation, she is not actually associated with the harvest of fruit itself, but with tending the flourishing of the fruit trees. In artistic depictions she is...
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  • Celebrating the Earth's Bounty - Myth of Pomona & Vertumnus - Gardens, Orchards, & Finding Love

    Celebrating the Earth's Bounty - Myth of Pomona & Vertumnus - Gardens, Orchards, & Finding Love

    25 days ago - By It's About Time

    Jan Tengnagel (1584-1631) Pomona & Vertumnus (Of course I love this painting because of the 17C walled garden & those garden pots & tools.)
    Pomona was the beautiful goddess of fruitful abundance in ancient Roman religion & myth. Pomona was said to be a wood nymph. The name Pomona comes from the Latin word pomum, "fruit," specifically orchard fruit. She was said to be a part of the Numia, the guardian spirits who watch over people, places, or homes. While Pomona watches over & protects fruit trees & cares for their cultivation, she is not actually associated with the harvest of fruit...
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