that is, the "saving goddess," was a surname of Juno at Lanuvium and at Rome, in both of which places she had a temple. Her worship was very ancient in Latium and was transplanted from Lanuvium to Rome. (Cic. De Nut. Deor.
1.29, De Div.
1.2; Liv. 8.14
; Ov. Fast. 2.56
; Sil. Ital. 8.362
The name is connected with the verb σώζειν
, but the ancient Romans called her Sispita, and so her name appears in inscriptions, just as Jupiter also is called Sispes instead of Sospes. (Fest. p. 343, ed. Müller.)