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The name Egeria may refer to:

  • Egeria (mythology), a mythological water nymph and the wife of Numa Pompilius, second king of Rome. She is shown on the coat of arms of Ariccia.
    • a synonym of counsel, from the nymph
  • USS Egeria (ARL-8), a U.S. Navy repair ship named after the nymph
  • Egeria (pilgrim), also called Aetheria, a fourth century Christian woman, sometimes assumed to be a nun, who made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and wrote a letter about her travels
  • 13 Egeria, an asteroid
  • Egeria (genus), a genus of aquatic plants
  • "Egeria" (Rome), an episode of the television series Rome
  • Egeria, a character in the science fiction television series Stargate SG-1
  • Dutch investment company, main owner of NRC Handelsblad

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

EGERIA, an ancient Italian goddess of springs. Two distinct localities were regarded as sacred to her, - the grove of Diana Nemorensis at Aricia, and a spring in the immediate neighbourhood of Rome at the Porta Capena. She derives her chief importance from her legendary connexion with King Numa, who had frequent interviews with her and consulted her in regard to his religious legislation (Livy i. 19; Juvenal iii. 12). These meetings took place on the spot where the sacred shield had fallen from heaven, and here Numa dedicated a grove to the Camenae, like Egeria deities of springs. After the death of Numa, Egeria was said to have fled into the grove of Aricia, where she was changed into a spring for having interrupted the rites of Diana by her lamentations (Ovid, Metam. xv. 479). At Aricia there was also a Manius Egerius, a male counterpart of Egeria. Her connexion with Diana Nemorensis, herself a birth goddess, is confirmed by the fact that her aid was invoked by pregnant women. She also possessed the gift of prophecy; and the statement (Dion. Halic. ii. 60) that she was one of the Muses is due to her connexion with the Camenae, whose worship was displaced by them.


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Wikispecies

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Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Alismatales
Familia: Hydrocharitaceae
Genus: Egeria
Species: E. densa

Name

Egeria Planch., 1849

References

  • USDA plants profile for Egeria [1]
  • The International Plant Names Index (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.ipni.org [accessed 29 April 2008]

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