Gods of countryside. Arch of Trajan at Beneventum, AD 114. These gods represent the prosperity of the countryside : Bacchus, god of the vine with his thyrsos (a fennel-stalk staff); Ceres, goddess of corn and the harvest, with a torch; Diana, goddess of hunting and wild animals; and Silvanus, god of woods and fields, who holds a pine branch.

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Gods of countryside. Arch of Trajan at Beneventum, AD 114. These gods represent the prosperity of the countryside : Bacchus, god of the vine with his thyrsos (a fennel-stalk staff); Ceres, goddess of corn and the harvest, with a torch; Diana, goddess of hunting and wild animals; and Silvanus, god of woods and fields, who holds a pine branch.

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