M. Hortensia Maior Bonae Deae votum solvit libens merito.(Marca Hortensia Maior gladly fulfilled a vow to the goddess Bona Dea to her merit.)
We had a wondeful sellisternium, the table was spread with a golden cloth, autumn flowers in various vases, Bona Dea's photo was mounted and set on a chair at her place. Livia Plauta made a Roman meal and it was delicious, we were also joined by her friend Lucretia Capillata. We praised Bona Dea, the goddess of women and homes and asked for favours. I encourage everyone to make a dinner, a sellisternium or lectisternium for the gods. It doesn't have to be elaborate, just set out a place and give the goddess or god the first and choice portions. May Bona Dea favour me, Livia and Lucretia for praising her name!! Bona Dea nobis fave!!
|Ab ovo ...|
|... ad malum.|