Postvorta is properly a surname of Carmenta, describing her as turning backward and looking at the past, which she revealed to poets and other mortals. In like manner the prophetic power with which she looked into the future, is indicated by the surnames Antevorta, Prorsa (i.e. Proversa), and Porrima.

Poets, however, have personified these attributes of Carmenta, and thus describe them as the companions of the goddess.



  • Gellius, xvi, 16.
  • Macrobius, i, 7.
  • Ovid. Fasti i, 633.
  • Servius on Virgil's Aeneid viii, 339.
  • 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.