Angernona - Roman Goddess of Silence
Roman Goddess of Silence
As the protective goddess of Rome, Angerona is the Goddess of Silence. She's the guardian of the sacred name of the city that shouldn't be spoken out loud. People depicted her with a bandaged mouth and one finger to her lips demanding silence.
Her festival is the Angeronalia. It is celebrated on December 21st.
Some people believe Angerona is also the Goddess of the Winter Solstice and the birth of the new year since her feast day is the same day. Their idea is that her silence is a meditation that brings strength to the sun to help it regain its strength in the heaven.
Angerona can keep any secret that you may have. If you need a trusted friend, trust Angerona. You can trust her with anything and she will help you with your secret needs and desires.
Angerona also rules over fear and sorrow and she gets rid of these feelings when they are in her presence. So call upon her when your feeling blue and scared. Angerona can truly help you and banish those feelings. She likes her people to be happy and feeling great.
Angerona is honored with diamonds, and sometimes with the newly discovered Herkimer Diamonds (they are a lot cheaper, and that’s OK.)
Now if you are like Angerona and are not the most talkative person, you can still be like her and be strong and powerful. Honor her, trust her, and use your diamonds and Herkimer Diamonds to be strong too.
- article and art by Jessica Sitarik, age 14.