Also Neriene or Nerienis, wife of the Roman god Mars. Very little is known about her, and the ancients themselves were doubtful as to the correct form of her name, though Gellius1 prefers Nerio, which is analogous with Anio.

The name is said to be of Sabine origin, and to be synonymous with virtus or fortitudo.



  1. Noctes Atticae xiii, 22.


  • Ioannes Lydus. De Mensibus iv, 42.
  • Martianus Capella, 3.
  • Plautus. Truculentus ii, 6.24.
  • 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.