The personification of Care. An allegorical story in which she is associated with the creation of man is related by Hyginus:

"When Cura was crossing a certain river, she saw some clayey mud. She took it up thoughtfully and began to fashion a man. While she was pondering on what she had done, Jove came up; Cura asked him to give the image life, and Jove readily grant this. When Cura wanted to give it her name, Jove forbade, and said that his name should be given it. But while they were disputing about the name, Tellus arose and said that it should have her name, since she had given her own body. They took Saturn for judge; he seems to have decided for them: Jove, since you gave him life, take his soul after death; since Tellus offered her body, let her receive his body; since Cura first fashioned him, let her posses him as long as he lives, but since there is controversy about his name, let him be called homo, since he seems to be made from humus."



  • Hyginus. Fabulae, 220.

This article incorporates text from Fabulae by Hyginus (transl. Mary Grant), which is in the public domain.