"Healing." A Roman divinity of the art of healing, in whose honor the festival of the Meditrinalia was supposedly celebrated in the month of October. Varro connects the name with the verb mederi, to heal, although it is more likely that the goddess was invented to account for the festival. The Meditrinalia was primarily the day on which the new wine was tasted.



  • Paulus Diaconus, p. 123 (ed. Müller).
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Varro. On the Latin Language vi, 21.