Postvorta is the spirit of the past, sister of Antevorta, spirit of the future. The two serve in the entourage of Carmenta. They may all be venerated together.
Postvorta literally means “after change.” With a play of words, Postvorta is also known as Postverta, indicating “feet first” or the breech birth position. Postvorta is petitioned for assistance with pregnancy, labour, and women’s reproductive ailments. Request her assistance turning a breech baby the right way around.
The two sisters are depicted together in a portrait image reminiscent of Janus: one looks forward, the other back.
11 January, 15 January
- Roman Mythology
Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses– Written by :Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.