Red Headed Beauties
Stunning red headed girl photo by Serge Ratnikov
The Roman Goddess Fluonia, (from fluo, fluere, "to flow," ) is a form of Juno. She is responsible for retaining the nourishing menstrual blood within the pregnant womb. Women attended to the cult of Juno Fluonia "because she held back the flow of blood (i.e., menstruation) in the act of conception." Medieval mythographers noted this aspect of Juno, which marked a woman as a mater (mother) rather than a virgo (maiden).