The name given by the Italian tribes to one of the three divinities who, during child-bed,
protected mother and child from being tormented by the wood-god Silvanus (Varr. ap. Aug. De Civ. Dei, vi. 9). See Picumnus.
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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