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Albunea, the Tiburtine Sibyl, was in Roman mythology a prophetic nymph or Sibyl, a naiad who lived in the sulfuric spring near Tibur (Tivoli), with a well and a temple.[1] Near it was the oracle of Faunus Fatidicus.[2][3][4] Lactantius states that the tenth Sibyl, called Albunea, was worshiped at Tibur, and that her image, holding a book in one hand, was found in the bed of the river Anio.[5] Her sortes, or oracles, which belonged to the Latin: libri fatales were, at the command of the senate, deposited and kept in the Capitol. The small square temple of this Sibyl is still extant at Tivoli.

Her name is derived from the whiteness (from albinus, "white") of the sulfurous water at her spring.[6] She was one of the Pegaeae.


  1. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Albunea", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, pp. 94,  
  2. ^ Virgil, Aeneid vii. 81, &c.
  3. ^ Horace, Carmina i. 7. 12
  4. ^ Tibullus, ii. 5. 69
  5. ^ Lactantius, De Sibyll. i. 6
  6. ^ Harrison, Stephen J. (1996), "Albunea", in Hornblower, Simon, Oxford Classical Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press  

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


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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Classis: Malacostraca
Subclassis: Eumalacostraca
Superordo: Eucarida
Ordo: Decapoda
Subordo: Pleocyemata
Infraordo: Anomura
Superfamilia: Hippoidea
Familia: Albuneidae
Genus: Albunea
Species: A. speciosa - A. hahnae - A. cuisiana - A. galapagensis - A. microps - A. elioti - A. bulla - A. carabus - A. asymmetrica - A. danai - A. marquisiana - A. holthuisi - A. groeningi - A. symmysta - A. occultus - A. elegans - A. paretii - A. lucasia - A. catherinae - A. steinitzi - A. gibbesii - A. thurstoni


Albunea Weber, 1795

Type species: A. symmysta (Linneaus, 1758)


  • Boyko, Christopher B. (2002). A worldwide revision of the recent and fossil sand crabs of the Albuneidae Stimpson and Blepharipodidae, new family (Crustacea, Decapoda, Anomura, Hippoidea). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 272: 1-396.


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