or NERIENIS, wife of the Roman god Mars. Very little is known about her, and the ancients themselves were doubtful as to the correct form of her name, though Gellius (13.22
) prefers Nerio, which is analogous with Anio.
The name is said to be of Sabine origin, and to be synonymous with virtus
2.6. 24; Martian. Cap. 3; L. Lydus, de Mens.