Herecura: ancient goddess, venerated along the northern shores of the Adriatic Sea and in Germania Superior.
The goddess is represented as a seated woman holding a basket with apples on her lap. This closely matches the iconography of the goddess Nehalennia, which creates some problems. The cult of Nehalennia in Germania Inferior dates back to the second century BCE (or earlier). Her first worshippers belonged to a conservative, pre-Celtic, Indo-European culture that was later germanized and romanized. The cult of Herecura, on the other hand, appears to be Illyrian. There's no relation between the two goddesses.
Still, they not only share the same imagery, but also their dual nature as personifications of death and fertility. This is not uncommon: as we have already noticed, Persephone has to the same character. The explanation is probably that the soil is a source of wealth and at the same time man's final destination.
In Antiquity, like today, there were people who found it hard to pronounce the /H/. It is not surprising, therefore, that Herecura was also spelled like Arricura or even Aericura, which is a pun on aes and cura, "care of money". It is interesting to note that the goddess was also venerated as Aericurus, a male name, in Corbridge, Northumberland.