The fertility of its territory was also praised by ancient authors.
In modern economics " fertility " has no very definite meaning.
The fertility of the land shall be such as was long ago predicted in Amos ix.
The clay soils of England, Agricul- the latent fertility of which was to be brought into 187 since Y g I sis.
As the great nature-goddess, the attributes of fertility and reproduction are characteristically hers, as also the accompanying immorality which originally, perhaps, was often nothing more than primitive magic. As patroness of the hunt, later identification with Artemis was inevitable.