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Velĕda

A prophetic virgin, who by birth belonged to the Bructeri, and in the reign of Vespasian was regarded as a divine being by most of the nations in Central Germany. She lived in a tower near the river Luppia (Lippe). See Tac. Germ. 8; Hist. iv. 61, 65; v. 22, 24; Stat. Silv. i. 4, 90; Dio Cass. lxvii. 5.

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