This name derives from the Latin and Proto-Italic “diuno > iuvenis > iūn > iūno”, meaning “young, a youth, a young man or woman”, linked to the month of June. Iūno is an ancient Roman goddess, the protector and special counselor of the state and the goddess of women and marriage. She is a daughter of Saturn and sister of the chief god Jupiter and the mother of Mars and Vulcan. Her Greek equivalent was Hera. Her Etruscan counterpart was Uni. As the patron goddess of Rome and the Roman Empire, Juno was called Regina (queen) and, together with Jupiter and Minerva, was worshipped as a triad on the Capitol (Juno Capitolina) in Rome. The Latin name for June is Junius. Ovid offers multiple etymologies for the name in the Fasti, a poem about the Roman calendar. The first is that the month is named after the Roman goddess Juno.