Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Pagan Eye: Roman Temple of Fortuna


This unusual photo of the ruins of a temple of Fortuna, in Rome, was kindly sent to me by Caroline Wise of the Fellowship of Isis, who also let me use her picture of Lake Nemi, in Italy, a couple of weeks ago. Fortuna is the Roman Goddess of Luck.

Caroline said: "Here is a Temple of Fortuna in Rome, the one Fasti mentions as being celebrated on June 24 - our old midsummer day. It now has a colony of cats living there who are fed by someone. These cat colonies are prized in Rome and now protected by law - they keep the vermin down."

Lucky cats!

My Pagan Eye posts show photos that I find interesting - seasonal images, pagan sites, events, or just pretty pictures.

If you want to send me a photo for a Pagan Eye post, please email it to badwitch1234@gmail.com Let me know what the photo shows and whether you want your name mentioned or not. For copyright reasons, the photo must be one you have taken yourself.

Note: The photo is copyright Caroline Wise and is reproduced here with her permission. Please do not download it, copy it or use it anywhere else without Caroline's permission.

Links and previous related posts
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2012/06/pagan-eye-lake-nemi-and-sacred-groves.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2008/09/gaia-fortuna-convention-2008.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2011/07/fellowship-of-isis-london-gathering.html
http://www.open.edu/openlearn/profiles/caroline-wise
http://www.fellowshipofisis.com/intro.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasti
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2012/07/pagan-eye-waylands-smithy-on-sunny-day.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2012/07/pagan-eye-bryn-celli-ddu-on-anglesey.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2012/06/pagan-eye-rollright-stones.html

2 comments:

Vivienne said...

ooooo I've been there!! i bought mug at the cat sanctuary too xx

Syke Lavra said...

I think it's beautiful.