In Roman mythology, Spiniensis was the god of thorns. People prayed to him when they removed thorny plants from their fields, as he presided over the digging out of thorn bushes and guarded the field against thorns. His name comes from spina ("spine").
- Ferguson, J. (1988). "Divinities" (p. 835). In M. Grant & R. Kitzinger (eds.), Civilization of the Ancient Mediterranean. Greece and Rome. Volume II (pp. 847–860). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.
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