A deity who protected against the disease of vermina in cattle. An altar of Verminus was found in 1876, north of the Porta Viminalis. It was erected in 151 BCE by the duumvir A. Postumius Albinus, in accordance with a lex Plaetoria.1
From Latin vermis, "worm."
- Platner, Samuel Ball. (1929). A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome. London: Humphrey Milford. Oxford University Press.