The personification of gossip and rumors, swiftfooted, all-seeing, and growing as she runs, "Fama, malum qua non aliud velocius ullum." She is winged and has as much eyes, ears, tongues and mouths as she has feathers. Fama is a daughter of Terra.

The Greeks called her Pheme.



  • C. Valerius Flaccus. Argonautica ii, 116 sq.
  • Ovid. Metamorphoses ix, 137; xii, 43 ff.; xv, 4.
  • Statius. Thebaid ii, 426 sq.
  • Virgil. Aeneid iv, 173 ff.