Juturna source

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Juturna source.

The Juturna spring (lat. Lacus Iuturnae ) originated at the foot of the Palatine and was located in the Roman Forum in Rome . It is named after the Latin spring nymph Juturna . Their water was revered as beneficial. In 117 BC Chr. Was therefore on the Campus Martius built a basin and provided with statues. The forecast for soaked Castor and Pollux their horses at the source, as they win by the news about the Etruscans v 496th Brought to Rome. The source formed a unit with the Dioscuri Temple ( Aedes Castoris ). On January 11th, an ancient Roman festival was celebrated annually in honor of the spring nymph, which they called Juturnalien .

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Coordinates: 41 ° 53 ′ 29.7 ″  N , 12 ° 29 ′ 9.2 ″  E