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This name derives from the Latin “fēlix”, meaning “happiness, good fortune, good luck, fertile, rich in crops and fruits”. In ancient Roman culture, felicitas is a condition of divinely inspired productivity, blessedness, or happiness. Felicitas could encompass both a woman's fertility, and a general's luck or good fortune. The divine personification of Felicitas was cultivated as a goddess. Although “felicitas” may be translated as "good luck," and the goddess Felicitas shares some characteristics and attributes with Fortuna, the two were distinguished in Roman religion. 1) Marcus Antonius Felix was the Roman procurator of Iudaea Province, in succession to Ventidius Cumanus. Felix was the younger brother of the Greek freedman Marcus Antonius Pallas. Pallas served as a secretary of the treasury during the reign of the Emperor Claudius. 2) Felix of Nola was a Christian priest, revered as a saint by the Catholic Church.
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