Or Patellana, a Roman divinity, or perhaps, only a surname of Ops, by which she was described as unfolding or opening the stem of the corn plant, so that the ears might be able to shoot forth.
Patellana numen est et Patella: ex quibus una est pateiactis, patefaciendis rebus altera praestituta.
- Arnobius. Adversus Nationes iv, 1.
- Augustine. City of God iv, 8.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
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