LUA

Also called Lua mater or Lua Saturni, one of the early Italian divinities, whose worship was forgotten in later times. It may be that she was no other than Ops, the wife of Saturn; but all we know of her is, that sometimes the arms taken from a defeated enemy were dedicated to her, and burnt as a sacrifice, with a view to avert punishment or any other calamity. (Liv. viii. 1, xlv. 33 ; Gellius, xiii. 22; Varro, de Ling. Lat. viii. 36, with Miiller's note.)