The daughter of a Roman countryman. Saturn who was once hospitably received by him, became, by his fair daughter, the father of four sons: Janus, Hymnus, Faustus, and Felix. Saturn taught the father the cultivation of the vine and the preparation of wine, enjoining him to teach his neighbors the same. This was done accordingly, but the country people, who became intoxicated with their new drink, thought it to be poison, and stoned their neighbor to death, whereupon his grandsons hanged themselves in their grief (cp. Icarius and Erigone).

At a much later time, when the Romans were visited by a plague, they were told by the Delphic oracle, that the plague was a punishment for the outrage committed on Entoria's father, and Lutatius Catulus caused a temple to be erected to Saturn on the Tarpeian rock, and in it an altar with four faces.



  • Plutarch. Parallel Lives, 9.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

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