CAMILLA

IN ROMAN MYTHOLOGY, LEGENDARY VOLSCIAN MAIDEN WHO BECAME A WARRIOR AND WAS A FAVOURITE OF THE GODDESS DIANA.ACCORDING TO THE ROMAN POET VIRGIL,HER FATHER,METABUS,WAS FLEEING FROM HIS ENEMIES WITH THE INFANT CAMILLA WHEN HE ENCOUNTERED THE AMISENUS RIVER. HE FASTENED THE CHILD TO A JAVELIN,DEDICATED HER TO DIANA,AND HURLED HER ACROSS THE RIVER.HE THEN SWAM TO THE OPPOSITE BANK,WHERE HE REJOINED CAMILLA. LIVING AMONG SHEPHERDS AND IN THE WOODS,CAMILLA BECAME A SKILLED HUNTER AND RESOLUTE WARRIOR THROUGH HER FATHERíS TUTELAGE IN THE RUSTIC ARTS. SHE BECAME THE LEADER OF A BAND OF WARRIORS THAT INCLUDED A NUMBER OF MAIDENS,AND FOUGHT IN A BATTLE AGAINST THE ROMAN HERO AENEAS; BUT SHE WAS KILLED BY ARRUNS,AN ETRUSCAN,AS SHE WAS CHASING A RETREATING SOLDIER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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