Metella, wife of Lobus Caecilius and mother of Quintus and Evelina, was a woman who lived in Pompeii in 79. She was the most religiously devout of her family: she urged her son to pray to their household gods, and encouraged her daughter's psychic gift as a gift from the gods.
With the rest of her family, Metella was rescued from Pompeii shortly before the city was buried under the ashes of Mount Vesuvius' explosion. By early 80, her family and she were living in Rome. Metella, religious as ever, was worshipping a new set of household gods: the Tenth Doctor and Donna. (TV: The Fires of Pompeii)