RUMILIA

Or Rumina or Rumia, are all connected with the old Latin word ruma, the breast, and are names for a divinity worshipped by the Romans as the protectress of infants (Varro. ap. Nonium, p. 167; Donat. ad Terent. Phorm. i. 1. 14; Plut. Romul. 4). The sacrifices offered to her and Cunina consisted of libations of milk, and not of wine. Ruminus, "the nourishing," was also a surname of Jupiter. (August. de Civ. Dei, vii. 11.)