i.e. mind, a personification of mind, worshipped by the Romans.
She had a sanctuary on the Capitol, which had been built, according to some, about the time of the battle of lake Trasimenus, B. C. 217, and according to others a century later.
The object of her worship was, that the citizens might always be guided by a right and just spirit (Ov. Fast. 6.241
; Liv. 22.9
; Cic. De Nat. Deor.
2.22, De Leg.
2.11; Plut. De Fort. Romn.
5; August. De Civ.
Dei, 4.21; Lactant. 1.20).
A festival in honour of Mens Was celebrated on the 8th of June.