Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers and of the season of Spring.

Residence: Elysium
Symbols: Flowers
Consort: Zephyrus
Children: Carpus
Festivals: Floralia
Greek equivalent: Chloris

Roman fresco of the goddess Flora, 1st c. AD, from the Villa Arianna, Stabiae. Now in the Naples National Archaeology Museum. (c) ArchaiOptix

While she was otherwise a relatively minor figure in Roman mythology, being one among several fertility goddesses, her association with the spring gave her particular importance at the coming of springtime, as did her role as goddess of youth.

The Flora Farnese. A statue of the goddess from the Naples National Archaeology Museum.
Roman mosaic of Flora from Carthage. Bardo Museum. (c) Jerzystrzelecki

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