Feronia actually pre-dates Rome. Worship of this goddess is thought to have Sabine or Etruscan roots. A number of godly "oversights" have been attributed to Feronia, she seems to have picked 'em up like moss over the centuries. Freedom from bondage (slaves regarded Feronia as a goddess of freedom, and believed that sitting on a holy stone in one of her sanctuaries would set them free); protector of freedmen and freedwomen; fertility and abundance; springs and groves; harvest goddess; agriculture and fire; magic; a witch goddess with the power to walk over red hot materials all came within her purview. There's also a myth connecting Feronia to Rome's legendary founders, the twins Romulus and Remus. The story goes that a wolf suckled the twin babies. Wolves are the sacred animals of Mars, the twins’ divine father. Wolves were associated with Italian deities: Faunus, Sylvanus, Diana, and.... Feronia.
Here's a thought: was the Statue of Liberty in reality a representation of, or an image inspired by, the myth of Feronia? Some say it's quite possible that sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi had an ancient goddess in mind when designing his now iconic sculpture.