An agricultural divinity among the Romans, or, perhaps, rather an attribute of Ops, by which she is described as the goddess protecting the fruits which have been brought in at the harvest time from the fields. Tutelina, Secia and Messia had three pillars with altars before them in the Circus. Tertullian mentions her as a "tutelary spirit" of the crops.



  • Augustine. City of God iv, 8.
  • Macrobius. Saturnalia i, 16.
  • Pliny the Elder. Naturalis Historia xviii, 2.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Tertullian. De spectaculis, 8.
  • Varro. On the Latin Language v, 74.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.