A calendar anterior to Julius Caesar recently found at Antium
(NS 1921, 118
) notes, under 8th Dec., Tiberino, Gaiae. The cult of
Tiberinus on the insula Tiberina was already known; and that of Gaia
was perhaps carried on in the same shrine. Gaia is Gaia Taracia (see
) or Fufetia, who is identified either with Tarquinia,
the virtuous Vestal of Numa's day, or with her antitype Tarpeia (Plin.
NH xxxiv. 25
; Gell. vii. 7
. 4; Pais, Storia 12. 538 ; Mitt. 1921-2, 23-28).