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Cunina is a Roman Goddess of children Who watches over and protects babies in the cradle. Her name is related to Latin cunae, meaning a cradle or nest for young birds. With Her sisters, Cuba, Who protects young children as they sleep in bed, and Rumina, the Goddess of breastfeeding Who ensured they were nourished, She guarded the early life of the child, a potentially perilous time given ancient rates of infant mortality. She and Her sisters were given offerings of milk rather than the usual wine, as was appropriate to a Goddess of infants.

She, like Her sisters, was sometimes considered an aspect of the mother Goddess Juno; alternatively She was considered part of Juno's retinue.