A Roman, on the other hand, picked one, offered sacrifice to her and entreated that one to appease the others as well as granting his or her wish.
An interesting minor goddesses is Panda. The background of the goddess Panda is so vague that the sources are unclear whether she is a goddess or Panda is merely an epithet of Juno or perhaps an aspect of Ceres. There are no surviving images of her.
Described as a dea paganorum, ‘goddess of the rustics.’, Panda had a temple near the Roman walls. Her temple was an asylum that was always open. Needy supplicants who came there were supplied with food from the resources of the temple.
Although, from the late Republic, Romans were given a measure of free bread, free bread was limited to Roman citizens. Otherwise, there was no social welfare at all. Non-citizens, women and slaves were utterly dependent on their own efforts to survive.
The goodness of Panda must have been appreciated.
The minor gods that lasted longest in the face of growing christianity were those of the countryside, gods like Faunus the god of cattle fertility or Tellus, the goddess of earth and its cultivation.