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BELLONA RUFILIA, AEDES

a temple mentioned in one inscription of the empire (CIL vi. 2234), evidently dedicated to the same Oriental deity who was worshipped in the temple of Bellona Pulvinensis, and probably built by some individual whose name is preserved in the epithet Rufilia. This explanation is more reasonable than that which derives the adjective from rufus, and interprets it as referring to the bloody character of the cult. The exact location of this temple is not known, but it was perhaps in Region III, as it stood 'ab Isis Serapis' (RE iii. 256; Rosch. i. 777; WR 349).

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