LACTURNUS

Lacturnus, Lactans and Lacturcia, Roman divinities, who were believed to protect the young fruits of the field. (Serv. ad Aen. i. 315; August. De Civ. Dei, iv. 3.) Some believe that Lactans and Lacturcia are mere surnames of Ops, and that Lacturnus is a surname of Saturnus. (Hartung, Die Relig. der Röm. vol. ii. pp. 129, 132.)