I.e. mind, a personification of mind, worshiped by the Romans. She had a sanctuary on the Capitol, which had been built, according to some, about the time of the battle of lake Trasimenus, 217 BCE, and according to others a century later. The object of her worship was, that the citizens might always be guided by a right and just spirit.
A festival in honor of Mens was celebrated on the 8th of June.
- Augustine. City of God iv, 21.
- Cicero. On the Nature of the Gods ii, 22; De Legibus ii, 11.
- Lactantius, i, 20.
- Livy. The History of Rome xxii, 9, 10; xxiii, 31.
- Ovid. Fasti vi, 241.
- Plutarch. On the Fortune of the Romans, 5.
- 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.