Morta (mythology)

In Roman mythology, Morta was the goddess of death.[1] She was believed to preside over infants who died.[2]

La Parca by Mexican artist Antonio García Vega.

Aulus Gellius understood her name to be the similar as Morea. Morta’s name most likely mean fate.[3]


  1. ^ Jordan, Michael (2014-05-14). Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses. Infobase Publishing. p. 204. ISBN 978-1-4381-0985-5.
  2. ^ Adkins, Lesley; Adkins, Roy A.; Adkins, Both Professional Archaeologists Roy A. (2014-05-14). Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome. Infobase Publishing. p. 298. ISBN 978-0-8160-7482-2.
  3. ^ Livingston, Ivy (2013-04-15). A Linguistic Commentary on Livius Andronicus. Routledge. p. 7. ISBN 978-1-135-92401-0.