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fordicia_collage.jpgThe Fordicia, also called Hordicidia, was a Roman festival for the goddess Tellus held on April 15. During the ceremony, a pregnant cow was sacrificed, the calf fetus burned and the ashes saved for the Parilia festival.

Tellus, (Greek counterpart Gaea), is one of the di selecti, the twenty principal gods of Rome, and one of the twelve agricultural deities.