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Saturn, in early Roman mythology, god of fertility and planting, eventually identified with the Greek god Cronus as father of Jupiter, Juno, Ceres, Pluto, and Neptune. In ancient Rome he was honored in the Saturnalia festival, a period of revelry and gift-giving starting Dec. 17, during which business, school, and war were suspended.

See also: Mythology.

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