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A Sabine goddess, worshipped especially in a sacred grove near the Lacus Velinus and Reaté (Pliny , Pliny H. N. iii. 109); and also in a temple near Horace's farm (Epist. i. 10, 49). Vacuna was particularly regarded as the goddess of victory, but was also a great national deity of the Sabines (Ovid, Fasti, vi. 307); she also presided over the works of the garden and field (hence identified both with Venus and with Ceres), and over the woods and hunting (hence identified with Diana). Moreover, as goddess of victory in war she is sometimes confused with Bellona and sometimes with Minerva (Dionys. i. 15; Schol. ad Hor. l. c.).

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