Roman divinities, are called daughters of Mars.1 Hartung2 is inclined to consider their name to be identical with Μῶαι and Μοῦσαι, and accordingly thinks that they were the same as the Camenae; but in another passage3 he admits the probability that, as their name plainly indicates, they were in some way connected with the pounding or grinding of grain.



  1. Gellius. Noctes Atticae xiii, 22.
  2. Die Religion der Römer. Vol. 1, p. 130.
  3. ibid.. Vol. 2, p. 172.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

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