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Caca

A sister of Cacus (q.v.), who, according to one version of the fable, became enamoured of Hercules, and showed the hero where her brother had concealed his oxen. For this she was deified. She presided over the excrements of the human body (cf. the verb cacare) and had a chapel (sacellum) at Rome, with a sacred fire continually burning in it, and virgins to perform her rites (Lactant. i. 20, p. 110, ed. Gall; Serv. ad Verg. Aen. viii. 190).

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