Caca (excrement?) In Roman mythology, ancient Italian goddess of the hearth whose
cult was supplanted by Vesta, also a Roman hearth goddess. Caca was the daughter of Vulcan and Medusa and the sister of Cacus, a fire-breathing giant with three heads who lived in a cave on Mount Palatine in Rome. He was killed by Heracles. Caca was also said to be the goddess of excrement, and the word is sometimes used in present-day vulgar Italian for excrement.



Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow– Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante

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