Arval Brothers

Roman - Priests of field-gods. Sons of Acca Laurentia, some say. These twelve priests celebrated the fertility of the earth, particularly that of the corn-goddess, Dea Dia. In later years, their duty was to pray for the emperor and his family. Also commonly identified as Arval Brothers, Arval Brethren, Arval Brethren, Fratres Arvali, Fratres Arvali, Fratres Arvales or Fratres Arvales.

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