A prophetic nymph or Sibyl, to whom in the neighborhood of Tibur a grove was consecrated, with a well and a temple. Near it was the oracle of Faunus Fatidicus.

Lactantius1 states, that the tenth Sibyl, called Albunea, was worshiped at Tibur, and that her image, holding a book in one hand, was found in the bed of the river Anio. Her series, or oracles, which belonged to the libri fatales, were, at the command of the senate, deposited and kept in the Capitol. The small square temple of this Sibyl is still extant at Tivoli.



  1. Lactantius. The Sibylline Oracles i, 6


  • Horace. Carmina i, 7.12.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Tibullus, ii, 5.69.
  • Vergil. Aeneid vii, 81 ff.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.