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  Jupiter
Jupiter is the supreme god of the Roman pantheon, called dies pater, "shining father".
He is a god of light and sky, and protector of the state and its laws.
Jupiter is also the protector of the ancient league of Latin cities.
www.pantheon.org /articles/j/jupiter.html   (238 words)

  
  Jupiter (mythology) - MSN Encarta
Jupiter (mythology) or Jove, in Roman mythology, the ruler of the gods, the son of the god Saturn, whom he overthrew.
The Romans identified Jupiter with Zeus, the supreme god of the Greeks, and assigned to the Roman god the attributes and myths of the Greek divinity; the Jupiter of Latin literature, therefore, has many Greek characteristics, but the Jupiter of Roman religious worship remained substantially untouched by Greek influence.
With the goddesses Juno and Minerva, Jupiter formed the triad whose worship was the central cult of the Roman state.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761564260/Jupiter_(mythology).html   (152 words)

  
 US Bazaar.com : Encyclopedia Pages : Jupiter Optimus Maximus
Jupiter is a vocative compound derived from archaic Latin Iovis and pater (Latin for father), this was also used as the nominative case.
Temples to Juppiter Optimus Maximus or the Capitoline Triad as a whole were commonly built by the Romans at the center of new cities in their colonies.
It was once believed that the Roman god Jupiter (Zeus in Greece) was in charge of cosmic Justice, and in ancient Rome, people swore to Jove in their courts of law, which lead to the common expression "By Jove!", still used as an archaism today.
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 Jupiter Mythology
Jupiter was the rain god and lord of the sky, making his name an appropriate one for the king of the planets.
In Vedic astrology Jupiter is a 1st rate benefice planet, generally considered to be the most auspicious of the planets.
Jupiter is a karaka or indicator of fortune, wealth, fame, luck, devotion and faith, spirituality, charity, morality, meditation, mantra, children, magistrates, ministers, lawyers and leaders in government and religion.
www.utahskies.org /solarsystem/planets/jupiter/mythology.html   (682 words)

  
 Jupiter - King of the Gods - Crystalinks
Temples to Jupiter Optimus Maximus or the Capitoline Triad as a whole were commonly built by the Romans at the center of new cities in their colonies.
Jupiter is also the protector of the ancient league of Latin cities.
It was once believed that the Roman god Jupiter (Zeus in Greece) was in charge of cosmic Justice, and in ancient Rome, people swore to Jove in their courts of law, which lead to the common expression "By Jove," that many people use today.
www.crystalinks.com /jupiterrome.html   (298 words)

  
 jupiter - Information from Reference.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Jupiter's orbit lies beyond the asteroid belt at a mean distance of 483.6 million mi (778.3 million km) from the sun; its period of revolution is 11.86 years.
The atmosphere of Jupiter is composed mainly of hydrogen, helium, methane, and ammonia.
Jupiter is also characterized by intense nonthermal radio emission; in the 15-m range it is the strongest radio source in the sky.
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 Jupiter
Jupiter has a glorious background and was believed to be the most powerful of the gods.
Jupiter is known to have had relationships with a number of the major Roman gods.
Jupiter stands in for the ritual and augural authority of the Flamen Dialis (high priest of Jupiter) and the chief priestly colleges.
www.mlahanas.de /RomanEmpire/Mythology/Jupiter.html   (876 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Jupiter, the name, is derived from the root word "bright." Originally the god of the sky, Jupiter was worshiped as god of rain, thunder, and lightning.
He developed into the prime protector of the state, and as the protector of Rome he was called "Jupiter Optimus Maximus." As "Jupiter Fidius" he was guardian of law, defender of truth, and protector of justice and virtue.
With the goddeses Juno and Minerva, Jupiter formed the triad whose worship was the central cult of the Roman state.
www.kreweofjupiter.com /myth.html   (295 words)

  
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Jupiter is a vocative compound derived from archaic Latin Iovis and pater (Latin for father), this was also used as the nominative case.
Temples to Juppiter Optimus Maximus or the Capitoline Triad as a whole were commonly built by the Romans at the center of new cities in their colonies.
It was once believed that the Roman god Jupiter (Zeus in Greece) was in charge of cosmic Justice, and in ancient Rome, people swore to Jove in their courts of law, which lead to the common expression "By Jove!", still used as an archaism today.
www.zdnet.co.za /wiki/Jupiter_(god)   (927 words)

  
 Magia D' La Luna
Jupiter is, properly speaking, a derivation of Jove and pater (Latin for father).
The name of the god was also adopted as the name of the planet Jupiter, and was the original namesake of the weekday that would come to be known in English as Thursday (the etymological root is more apparent in French jeudi, from Jovis Dies).
It was once believed that the Roman god Jupiter was in charge of cosmic Justice, and in ancient Rome, people swore to Jove in their courts of law, which lead to the common expression "By Jove," that many people use today.
www.magialuna.net /godj.html   (688 words)

  
 the atrium | golden threads | greek and roman literature | jupiter as emperor
He mentions a dedication to Jupiter Optimus Maximus, from the end of the reign of Hadrian seems to honor the emperor and identify him with the god, after his death.
On 'Jupiter as emperor': Since the general whose triumph was being celebra ted was clothed as Juppiter Optimus Maximus, emperors (who alone, from Augustus on, were entitled to Triumph) in triumphal garb always 'look like' Juppiter - i.e.
Jupiter had a couch, and Juno and Minerva each a sella, and the meal went on in their presence." The epulum Iouis maintained its importance during the empire, as Wissowa, Kultus, p.
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 Jupiter | Encyclopedia of Religion
Jupiter served as the keystone in the ancient triad of gods, along with Mars and Quirinus; later, in the Capitoline triad, his companions became Juno and Minerva.
The Jupiter of the archaic epoch, specified as Jupiter Feretrius—an epithet that the ancients traced to either ferre (to bear, carry) or ferire (to slay, strike)—was venerated in a chapel located on the summit of the Capitoline thought to have been built by Romulus.
The triumphator was clothed in the vestis triumphalis: the tunica palmata, thus called because of the palm-branches embroidered on it; and the toga picta, a name also owed to its rich embroidery; on his head, he wore the corona laurea, or crown of laurels, the symbol of the triumph.
www.bookrags.com /research/jupiter-eorl-07   (1246 words)

  
 Jupiter (Jove)
Jupiter was the son of Ops and Saturn (Saturn ruled all the Titans who were at that time the rulers of the world).
Jupiter overthrew his father and defeated the Titans to become the ruler of the gods.
Socially Jupiter was also concerned with the citizen's duties toward the gods, state, and family and with the most ancient and sacred form of marriage.
www.xs4all.nl /~sp88k/Coin/Traveler/Deities/Jupiter.htm   (523 words)

  
 Pantheon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Jupiter is the god of the sky and thunder.
Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto drew straws of the universe.
Jupiter is soon to be taken off his throne by Neptune.
www.freewebs.com /neptunusmaximusmaris/pantheon.htm   (155 words)

  
 The Online Planetarium Show: Jupiter, King of the Roman Gods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Jupiter was important in a time when Romans were worshipping Greek-like gods and goddesses, immortal and tremendously enhanced versions of men and women; for a brief summary of Roman religion, consult our timeline.
Jupiter was the king of the Roman gods, the Roman equivalent of the Greeks' god Zeus.
Jupiter was, in the Greek tradition, the Romans' supreme god and he was given many of Zeus's same traits in literature.
library.thinkquest.org /3461/kingj_q.htm   (377 words)

  
 America Austroccidentalis, Nova Roman province
Jupiter Capitolinus or Jupiter Optimus Maximus: Capitoline Jupiter was the supreme leader of the gods and the central deity in the
Jupiter Latiaris: Jupiter "of Latium" worshipped on the Alban Mount SE.
Jupiter Pistor: Jupiter "The Baker" was the protector of bakers
amaust.romanrepublic.org /jupiter.htm   (293 words)

  
 The Worship of Jupiter
Jupiter is more than a thousand times greater than the Earth or Venus in volume, and six thousand times greater than Mercury.
[“Optimus Maximus Caelus Aeternus Jupiter” was the planet’s appellative in its official cult.
Jupiter has about 70 percent of the mass of the solar system not contained in the Sun.
www.varchive.org /itb/jupiter.htm   (1039 words)

  
 _ The Ba’al of Heliopolitanus and the Ba’al of Doliche were gods of Syrian origin, steeped in the same religious ...
This last point is perhaps significant in reference to Heliopolitanus and Dolichenus, as their identification with Jupiter Optimus Maximus in no way indicates a departure from Syrian tradition.
Their son is dressed like his father, but stands on the back of a panther wielding a double-axe and a staff, and carries a dagger at his belt.
The temple of Jupiter Heliopolitanus was one of the largest and most impressive temples to ever stand in the Roman Empire.
students.roanoke.edu /groups/relg211/dooley/jupiter.html   (2114 words)

  
 Consentes Dii
Jupiter, the name, is derived from the same root word as Zeus (bright).
Mercury was the son of Jupiter and of Maia, the daughter of the Titan Atlas.
Possibly the daughter of Jupiter, she was the daughter of Dione.
members.tripod.com /~onespiritx/gods35.htm   (1308 words)

  
 roman history, roman civilization
They were first held (for a single day) on the Ides of September in 509 BCE in honor of the god Jupiter Optimus Maximus to whom the Romans consacrated a temple on the Capitol on the same day.
The Circus Maximus sat 150,000 and it was always full (perhaps in part because at all the other Roman amphitheaters - and the temporary theatres erected for the ludi scaenica men and women had separate seating sections).
A statue of Jupiter, the face of which had been painted red was laid on a couch and statues of Juno and Minerva were placed on chairs (in the 'old fashioned' days, Roman women never reclined at dinner but always sat in upright chairs).
abacus.bates.edu /~mimber/Rciv/ludi.htm   (824 words)

  
 Detail Page
It was the oldest republican temple in Rome, and was a triple temple dedicated to Jupiter Optimus Maximus, his consort Juno Regina and his daughter Minerva (the Capitoline Triad).
The temple was also known as the Capitolium, the temple of Jupiter Capitolinus or the temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus Capitolinus.
Its plunder was begun by Geiseric in 455.
www.fofweb.com /Onfiles/Ancient/AncientDetail.asp?iPin=RREL0711   (637 words)

  
 Jupiter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Jupiter, or Jove, was the supreme or high, god of the Roman pantheon, and recognized as father of the gods was closely identified with
Jupiter was not only the protective deity of the race, but he was regarded as the guardian of public morality, being concerned with oaths treaties, alliances, and wars.
Jupiter was no longer the embodiment of the greatness and prosperity of the Roman Empire, but rather, he served as a divine guide of the world.
www.themystica.com /mythical-folk/articles/jupiter.html   (507 words)

  
 Jupiter (mythology) - The Mind-N-Magick Paganpedia
For information on mythological accounts of Jupiter, which are heavily influenced by Greek mythology, see Zeus.
Jupiter also stands at the head of the Archaic Triad of Jupiter, Mars and Quirinus.
Later, during the Imperial period, the emperors Claudius and Domitian adopted traits of Jupiter in their portraiture, to emphasize their sovereignty over the whole world.
mind-n-magick.com /wiki/index.php?title=Jupiter   (830 words)

  
 Temple of Jupiter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus ("Jupiter, greatest and best"; also known as the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus), was the great temple on the Capitoline Hill in Ancient Rome.
The Temple of Jupiter was dedicated in 509 BC to Jupiter and his companion deities, Juno and Minerva, forming the Capitoline Triad.
The Temple of Jupiter in the ancient Pompeii
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 Ludi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
There were a number of regularly scheduled celebrations called ludi throughout the year, dedicated to various gods like Jupiter, Apollo, Ceres, Flora, and Cybele, and some that were given spontaneously to celebrate certain occasions, like a military victory or the birthday of an emperor.
This trio of divinities is called the "Capitoline Triad" because statues of all three divinities were housed in the temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus on the Capitoline hill.
Jupiter is in the center, while Juno is on the left and Minerva, on the right.
depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu /classics/dunkle/romnlife/ludi.htm   (338 words)

  
 Jupiter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
He was later equated with the Greek Zeus, although the origins of both have been traced back to a hypothetical Indo-European sky god, indicating that the similarity in their roles was not entirely due to Roman copying of a Greek original.
Jupiter was also important as a god of oaths, contracts and treaties.
Jupiter's main sanctuary was the temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus ("Jupiter, Best and Greatest") on the Capitoline Hill in Rome, which was originally constructed by the Etruscans before they were overcome by the nascent Roman Republic.
www.mythhome.org /jupiter.html   (190 words)

  
 Jupiter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Jupiter was an ancient Italian sky god, controller of weather and bringer of storms, lightning, and thunder.
This temple on the Capitoline Hill, the Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus (“the Best and the Greatest”), was the center of Roman state religion.
Triumphal parades to celebrate military victories ended at this temple with the victorious generals presenting the spoils of victory to Jupiter.
www.vroma.org /images/mcmanus_images/gods_jupiter_bronze.htm   (202 words)

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