Or Furrina, an ancient Roman divinity, who had a sacred grove at Rome.1 Her worship seems to have become extinct at an early time, for Varro2 states that in his day her name was almost forgotten. An annual festival (Furinalia or Furinales feriae) had been celebrated in honor of her, and a flamen (flamen Furinalis) conducted her worship.3 She had also a temple in the neighborhood of Satricum.4
It was in the grove of Furina that Gaius Sempronius Gracchus ordered his slave to kill him.
- Cicero. On the Nature of the Gods iii, 18.
- On the Latin Language vi, 19.
- ibid. v, 84; vii, 45.
- Cicero. Letters to his brother Quintus iii, 1.
- 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.