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pontifex maximus, goddess of fire, eternal flame, priestesses


Author: Obsidian

A household Guardian of primary importance, She is the Goddess of fire as a controlled thing, and of the hearth. Her Temple in Rome was considered one of the chief props of the State, its continuity guarenteeing the health of the res publica. It contained an eternal flame, and was administered by a company of priestesses sworn to virginity. No male could enter the sanctuary, not even the Pontifex Maximus.

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