Pomona in Wikipedia
In Roman mythology, Pomona was the goddess of plenty. Her name
comes from the Latin word, pomum, which translates to "fruit."
She scorned the love of Silvanus and Picus but married
Vertumnus after he tricked her, disguised as an old woman.
Her high priest was called the flamen Pomonalis. The pruning
knife was her attribute. She is a uniquely Roman goddess,
never identitified with any Greek counterpart, and was
particularly associated with the blossoming of trees versus
In 19th century statues and building decorations she is
usually shown carrying either a large platter of fruit or a
cornucopia. A nude statue of Pomona is in the fountain in the
little park before the Plaza Hotel in New York City. For a
listing of cities named after her, see Pomona