"Fecundity." An allegorical goddess of fertility, in particular of the fertility of the Roman empresses. The Roman senate vowed a temple to Fecunditas in 63 CE after Nero's wife Poppaea Sabina bore him a daughter, Claudia Augusta, although there is no certainty that this temple was ever built.


She was portrayed on coins with a scepter and with children on her arms.



  • Platner, Samuel Ball. (1929). A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome. London: Humphrey Milford. Oxford University Press.
  • Tacitus. Annales xv, 23.