Adiona is the Roman Goddess of Safe Return. Like Abeona,
She is sometimes considered an aspect of Juno; They
both protect children, like Juno, who as the Roman Goddess of Mothers is especially
concerned with the young. Together Adiona and Abeona teach the young child to
walk and watch over her or his first steps; this theme of protecting the first
steps of a child also extends to their protection of grown children who move
away from home for the first time. Adiona's name comes from the Latin verb adeo,
"to approach or visit" as well as "to take possession of one's
inheritance"; perhaps the connection between these two meanings lies in
the idea of "to come home again". Adiona is believed to watch over
children as they go to and from school, and to especially preside over bringing
them home safely.
She is also said to protect travellers.
Though it might look it, Her name is not related to the Spanish
adios, "goodbye", which means "go with God".
Alternate spelling: Adeona