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Venilia (pronounced /vəˈnɪliə/, or as Latin Venīlia) is a Roman deity associated with the winds and the sea. According to Virgil and Ovid, she was a nymph, the sister of Amata and the wife of Janus[1] (or Faunus),[2] with whom she had three children: Turnus, Juturna, and Canens.[2]

She and Salacia are the paredrae of Neptune.

The Venilia Mons, a mountain on Venus, is named for her.[3]

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  1. ^ Ovid. "Metamorphoses Book XIV (A. S. Kline's Version)". The Ovid Collection. University of Virginia.
  2. ^ a b "Venilia". Roman Myth Index.
  3. ^ "Venilia Mons". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.