King of the Wood

Roman - A priest of Diana in Aricia. The first of these was Virbius and the succession went to a runaway slave or gladiator who fought the incumbent with a branch of a tree in the surrounding grove. Occasionally referred to as King of the Wood, Priest of Nemi, Priest of Nemi, Rex nemorensis, Rex nemorensis, Virbius, Virbius, Rex Nemorensis or Rex Nemorensis.

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