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  Etruscan Mythology
The Etruscans were a people of unknown origin who lived predominantly in Etruria and the Po valley, an area that covered part of what are now Tuscany, Latium, Emilia-Romagna and Umbria in central and northern Italy.
The Etruscan's myths were heavily influenced by the Greeks, and indeed many of their gods and mythological charatcers come directly from the Greek pantheon even though many of the names are different.
Etruscan equivalents of the Greek heroes Ajax, son of Telamon and Ajax, son of Oileus
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  Etruscan mythology - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Etruscan equivalents of the Greek heroes Ajax, son of Telamon and Ajax, son of Oileus.
Etruscan form of the legendary hero known to the Greeks as Heracles and the Romans as Hercules, associated with strength and water.
Goddess of the dead in Etruscan and Roman mythology, not to be confused with the Greek goddess of insanity, Mania.
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 Etruscan civilization - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Etruscan civilization existed in Etruria and the Po valley in the northern part of what is now Italy, prior to the formation of the Roman Republic.
In the valley of the Po, where the Celts effaced their traces, stood the Etruscan cities that are now modern Mantua and Bologna, as well as the lost cities of Atria in Veneto and the recently-rediscovered Spina, south of the lagoon where Venice would rise.
Knowledge of the Etruscan language only began with the discovery of the bilingual Phoenician-Etruscan Pyrgi Tablets found at the port of Caere in 1964, and this knowledge is still incomplete.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Etruscan civilization
The Etruscan civilization existed in Etruria in the northern part of what is now Italy prior to the formation of the Roman Republic.
Etruscans were a non-Aryan folk who inhabited northern and central Italy before 800 BC.
Knowledge about the Etruscans is fragmentary, and usually filtered through Roman eyes; knowledge of the Etruscan language only began with the discovery of the bilingual Phoenician-Etruscan Pyrgi Tablets found at the port of Caere[?] in 1964, and is still incomplete.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Lares
Vulcan, in Roman mythology, is the son of Jupiter and Juno, and husband of Maia and Venus.
Roman mythology was strongly influenced by Greek mythology and Etruscan mythology.
Hermes bearing the infant Dionysus, by Praxiteles Hermes (Greek IPA), in Greek mythology, is the god of boundaries and of the travelers who cross them, of shepherds and cowherds, of orators, literature and poets, of athletics, of weights and measures and invention and commerce in general, of liars, and of...
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  Etruscan civilization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Etruscan civilization existed in Etruria and the Po valley in the northern part of what is now Italy, prior to the formation of the Roman Republic.
In the valley of the Po, where the Celts effaced their traces, stood the Etruscan cities that are now modern Mantua and Bologna, as well as the lost cities of Atria in Veneto and the recently-rediscovered Spina, south of the lagoon where Venice would rise.
Knowledge of the Etruscan language only began with the discovery of the bilingual Phoenician-Etruscan Pyrgi Tablets found at the port of in 1964, and this knowledge is still incomplete.
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 Etruscan mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Etruscans were a race of northern Italian Aryans eventually integrated into Rome.
Since no written Etruscan literary texts have survived, two short incomplete texts, and only a modest number of inscriptions, the Etruscan language itself is not yet very well understood.
Any modern discussion of Etruscan mythology will have to be based on the publication of the Praenestine cistae: some two dozen fascicles of the Corpus Speculorum Etruscorum have now appeared.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Etruscan_mythology   (168 words)

  
 ArtLex on Etruscan Art
Because little Etruscan literature remains and the language of inscriptions on their monuments has been only partially deciphered, scholars have gained most of their knowledge of the Etruscans from studying the remains of their buildings, monuments, vast tombs, and the objects they left behind, notably bronze and terra cotta sculptures and polychrome ceramics.
Etruscan, Cerveteri, third quarter of the 6th century BCE, Wall Cladding, polychrome terra cotta, height 124 cm, Louvre.
Etruscan, Gabies, late 4th or early 3rd century BCE, Oinochoe in the Form of a Young Man's Head, bronze, height 30.2 cm, Louvre.
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 Etruscan civilization   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Etruscan civilization existed in Etruria in the northern part of what is now Italy prior to the formation of the Roman Republic.
Etruscans were a non-Indo-European people who inhabited northern and central Italy before 800 BC.
Knowledge about the Etruscans is fragmentary, and usually filtered through Roman eyes; knowledge of the Etruscan language only began with the discovery of the bilingual Phoenician-Etruscan Pyrgi Tablets found at the port of Caere in 1964, and is still incomplete.
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Etruscan wealth and power were in part based upon their knowledge of ironworking and their exploitation of iron deposits that were abundant in Etruria.
Etruscan art, which largely consisted of sculpture in clay and metal, fresco tomb paintings, and fine pottery, had some of its origins in Greek and Eastern arts and was extremely influential on the art of the Romans.
Etruscan is known from some 10,000 epigraphic records dating from the 7th cent.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Feronia (goddess)
In Roman mythology, Feronia was a fertility goddess who was revered in order to secure a good harvest.
Slaves believed she was a goddess of freedom, and they believed that sitting on a holy stone in one of her sanctuaries would set them free.
In Etruscan mythology, Feronia was a goddess of fire and fertility.
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 Etruria - tribe.net   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Etruscan mythology, Menrva was the goddess of wisdom, war, art, schools and commerce.
She was the Etruscan counterpart to Athena and Minerva from Greek and Roman mythology, respectively.
In Etruscan mythology, Tinia was the highest god of the skies, husband to Thalna or Uni.
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 Search Tuna Report for Etruscans   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The core of the territory of the Etruscans, known as Etruria to the....
Coast of the Etruscans Etruscan Coast archipelago Islands province of Livorno Welcome to the Coast of the Etruscans the land of Tuscany with scent of the Mediterranean Sea....
ITALY: THE ETRUSCANS While the Greeks were impregnating the south of the peninsula and Sicily with their civilization, the Etruscans were building up in central Italy, from the 8 th century BC onwards, a powerful empire whose growth was checked only by that of Rome....
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 Etruscan Calendar Interpretation of the names
Etruscan acall 'June' is comparable with Slavonic kolo 'round; the sun'.
Etruscan xuru, xurvar 'October' is comparable with Russian kur 'rooster' Macedonian kur 'cock' and Iranian hros 'rooster'.
Kentauros 'centaur') are semi-men and semi-horses in the Greek mythology (Takho-Godi 1991).
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 Etruscan Resource and References Page
At the basis of Etruscan religious discipline was the division of the heavens into sixteen compartments: the dwelling-places of the gods.
The Etruscans achieved the peak of their military and commercial strength around the middle of the 6th century when, after having occupied the ports of eastern Corsica, they became the acknowledged masters of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Whilst the Etruscan cities had reached the peak of their economic development, the Greek colonies were undergoing a period of overwhelming cultural and political growth.
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 Janus (mythology) . Etruscan mythology . Ani . Thessaly . Genoa   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Roman mythology, Janus was the god of gates, doors, doorways, beginnings, and endings.
Symbolism: the god of change and transitions such as the progression of past to future, of one condition to another, of one vision to another, and of one universe to another.
The Etruscan civilization Etruscans were a race of northern Italy Italians eventually integrated into Roman Empire Rome.
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 Florence - Archeological Museum - Etruscan Antiquities
The Etruscan settlements extended over the greater part of Italy, from the plains of Lombardy to the Tiber, and their commercial relations with Egypt, Greece, and Asia introduced various manufactures, which render it difficult to distinguish between native and foreign.
Genii or attendant spirits are a peculiar feature of Etruscan mythology, and the images of Lares or household divinities were common in every family.
The Etruscans appear to have been endowed with a highly imitative faculty, and not to have produced much that was original.
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 Culture hero - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In many cultures, particularly Native American, the mythical figure of the trickster and the culture hero are combined.
To illustrate, Prometheus, in Greek mythology, stole fire from the gods to give it to humans.
In many North American Indian mythologies, the coyote spirit stole fire from the gods (or stars or sun) and is more of a trickster than a culture hero.
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 Encyclopedia Mythica: Etruscan mythology
The Etruscans were a people who lived in central Italy.
Latium separated somewhere around 500 BC, soon followed by Rome and other cities.
The Etruscans lost their independence in the 4th century BC and were assimilated in the Roman Republic in 265 BC.
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 Etruscan Jewellery
Etruscan Goldsmiths of the Archaic and Classical periods (600-300 BCE) maintained the skill and techniques used during the Orientalising period, but produced much less flamboyant jewellery.
Etruscan jewellery of the 3rd to 1st Centuries was often indistinguishable from Greek works.
Given that there are few examples of native Etruscan mythology shown on these rings, some workers have concluded that the Etruscans may not have always understood the original mythology.
www.mysteriousetruscans.com /art/jewels.html   (272 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Charun
In Etruscan mythology, Charun (also spelled Charu, or Karun) was the psychopomp of the underworld, not to be confused with the lord of the underworld, known to the Etruscans as Aita.
Guarding the entry to the underworld he is depicted with a hammer, his religious symbol, and is shown with pointed ears, snakes around his arms, and a blueish coloration symbolizing the decay of death.
Apotropic art was the practice of the neighbouring Greeks at this time, as represented by the exaggerated eyes painted on drinking vessels in the 6th century BC to ward away spirits while drinking or the monstrous depiction of Medusa whose image was said to turn men to stone.
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 Rome Under the Etruscans
The last monarchs were Etruscan who greatly influenced Rome's political and religious traditions.
Each curiae contained a number of gens or family groups.Under the Etruscans, the city was reorganized into 21 tribes, 4 in the city and 17 in the rural regions.
Etruscan religion, mythology, language, ritual and ceremony had a profound influence on subsequent Roman culture.
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In Greek mythology, Mania ("insanity") was the personification of insanity.
In Roman mythology, originally borrowed from Etruscan mythology after the...
Etruscan mythology, an elusive and difficult subject because no Etruscan textual...
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 Wikinfo | Mania   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Greek mythology, Mania ("insanity") was the personification of insanity.
In Roman mythology, originally borrowed from Etruscan mythology after the assimilation of their people, Mania was the goddess of the dead.
She was said to be the mother of ghosts and the undead, as well as the Lares and the Nanes.
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 Origins of the Runes
Used to write: Etruscan, a language spoken by the Etruscans, who lived in Etruria (Tuscany and Umbria) between about the 8th century BC and the 1st century AD.
The Etruscans adapted the Greek alphabet to write Etruscan sometime during the 6th century BC, or possibly earlier.
It was adapted from the Etruscan alphabet during the 7th century BC.
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 fr Charun In Etruscan mythology Etruscan mythology Charun was a...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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fr:Charun In Etruscan mythology Etruscan mythology, "Charun" was a demon demon who tortured dead souls in the Underworld Underworld, as well as the guardian of the entrance to the underworld.
He is the Etruscan equivalent of Charon Charon in Greek mythology Greek mythology.
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 In Etruscan mythology Italy Uni was the supreme goddess...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Etruscan mythology Italy Uni was the supreme goddess...
In Etruscan mythology, Italy, "Uni" was the supreme goddess of the pantheon.
Uni was the Etruscan equivalent of Juno and Hera in Roman mythology and Greek mythology, respectively.
www.geodatabase.de /uni   (117 words)

  
 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Etruscan mythology
Caveat: Since no written Etruscan literary texts have survived, two short incomplete texts, and only a modest number of inscriptions, the Etruscan language itself is not yet very well understood.
Undaunted, modern Europeans looking for alternative cultural roots, embrace the dimly-perceived Etruscans, as everything that the Romans were not: not warlike, not patriarchal, not authoritarian.
Consequently any list of Etruscan deities, with pronouncements concerning their character, must be taken in a spirit of caution.
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 Similarities between Roman, Greek, and Etruscan... - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Feronia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Roman mythology, Feronia was a fertility goddess who was revered in order to secure a good harvest.
Slaves believed she was a goddess of freedom, and they believed that sitting on a holy stone in one of her sanctuaries would set them free.
In Etruscan mythology, Feronia was a goddess of fire and fertility.
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