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 Hertford.Hesi’one (4 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hertha.
 
Mother earth. Worshipped by all the Scandinavian tribes with orgies and mysterious rites, celebrated in the dark. Her veiled statue was transported from district to district by cows which no hand but the priest’s was allowed to touch. Tacitus calls this goddess Cyb’el.   1
 


 Hertford.Hesi’one (4 syl.). 

 
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