PHERSPINAI
   The divinity of the kingdom of the dead, the wife of Aita, the equivalent to the Greek Persephone and the Roman Proserpina. She usually accompanies Aita, is often seen with snakes in her hair, and often wears a garland of leaves. Prior to Hellenic influences, a similar role may have been held by Tharnr.

Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans. .

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