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Carna

In Roman mythology, Carna was a nymph who lived where Rome would eventually be. Janus fell in love with her and gave her power over door hinges and handles. As a goddess, she was known as Cardea.

The modern English word carnal is derived from her name.


The name Carna also refers to a Roman goddess who presided over the heart and other organs. Her festival took place on June 1.



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