Saturnalia -> LUA - Lua Mater - Lua Saturni
There are very few documents that speak of the God Saturn at its original state, even less there are about Lua. She is a "goddess of death" associated with Saturn before he was assimilated to Chronos. Erroneously defined as his bride, she was more his antithesis. More correctly, Lua represents the negative but complementary part of Saturn (and vice versa). LUA is the "liberator", she who "dissolves", "undoes" and therefore frees. However, it should be noted that Lua is actually a quality of God Saturn, not coincidentally placed and celebrated at the end of the year, close to the Winter Solstice, just to thank him for bringing paradise to Earth (abundance, peace, health, benevolence, equality) through the knowledge, the teachings he has given to people, creating a civilization based on wellbeing and following the rhythms of nature. He also teaches that something must die to make life go on (like the seed grain breaks, dies and becomes spike that in turn dies and ripens to be harvested ... which in turn dies to become flour, bread, etc.). Lua Saturni destroys, dissolves, so that life can continue. This quality is told by Gellius, who reports what he found in public prayers "conprecationes Deum immortalium, quae ritu Roman fiunt", reported in the Pontifical Books and in many ancient orations, the name of a "quality of God": Lua Saturni, the "Dissolution of Saturn", called by other authors "Lua Mater". In fact also in other pagan traditions, in the Winter Solstice the King "dies" and then rises again.
To conclude, in some documents it is reported that Lua traveled with the Lari, the spirit protectors of the houses. But not all were benevolent and people used to give offerings to Lua to keep away the malevolent ones.
As for an image, the only one that I was able to find is the very beautiful pictorial representation, but to which I leave the doubt open:
"The Night with the Genes of Knowledge and Love" by Pedro Américo, 1883.
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