According to the legend, her worship was instituted by Titus Tatius, and her priest, the flamen Floralis, by Numa.
From early times he was worshipped at Rome on the Quirinal hill, whither, according to tradition, a body of Sabines under Titus Tatius had migrated from Cures and taken up their abode.
Another Sabine prince, Titus Tatius, had dedicated a stone to Terminus on the Capitoline hill.
No doubt he also did much generally to revive the ancient cults: he rebuilt, as he tells us himself, eighty-two temples which had fallen into disrepair, he re-established the old priesthoods, filling once more the office of flamen Dialis and reviving such bodies as the Sodales Titii (see Titus Tatius) and the Arval Brothers; but the new revival attached itself primarily to these four cults, and their tendency was unmistakable.
NUMA POMPILIUS, second legendary king of Rome (715-672 B.C.), was a Sabine, a native of Cures, and his wife was the daughter of Titus Tatius, the Sabine colleague of Romulus.
(1898), where Numa is identified with Titus Tatius and made out to be a river god, Numicius, closely connected with Aeneas; J.