(Deities of), in Rome. VATICAN, or, more correctly,
VAGITAN-US (q.v.), the god who caused infants to utter their
first cry. FABULIN-US (q.v.), the god to whom Roman
parents made an offering when an infant uttered its first word.
CUBA (q.v.), the goddess who kept infants quiet in their cots.
DOMIDUCA, the goddess who brought young children safe home, and kept
guard over them when out of their parents' sight.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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