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Minerva is March's monthly Goddess. Each month, I will be formulating a product inspired by a Goddess suggested by my customers. Would you like to suggest a Goddess? You can do so here!
MINERVA, a very wearable soft pink with peach tones, and blue and copper shimmer. Inspired by the mosaic by Elihu Vedder, located in the Library of Congress.
Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom, medicine, commerce, handicrafts, poetry, the arts in general, and later, war. In many ways similar to the Greek goddess Athena, she had important temples in Rome and was patron of the Quinquatras festival.
Originally, Minerva was an Italian goddess of handicrafts closely associated to the Greek goddess Athena. The scholarly consensus, however, is that Minerva was indigenous, passing to the Romans from the Etruscan goddess Menrva, and that her name derives from meminisse, meaning 'to remember'. Considered the daughter of Jupiter, from whose head she was born, the goddess was first worshipped in Rome as one of the Capitoline Triad along with Jupiter and Juno. In legend, the great hero Aeneas, who escaped from fallen Troy, brought a cult statue of the goddess to Rome. Residing within the Temple of Vesta it was believed that the city would be safe from harm as long as the statue was preserved. Like Athena, the goddess was renowned for her chastity, and she once famously refused the amorous advances of Mars, the god of war. (Source: Ancient.eu)
Available in Three size options:
Contains: titanium dioxide, ferric oxide, nylon-12, boron nitride, magnesium stearate, carnauba wax, silica, tin oxide, red #40, red #33, red #27, palmitic acid, hydrogenated polyisobutene
Vegan, Cheek/Lip safe. Not for eye use.